Bay-area producer CENTRIC boasts a lengthy resume, having worked with the likes of Sean Price, Kool G Rap, Skyzoo, Black Rob, Rapper Big Pooh, Wordsmith and more . With his debut album Why Not? slated for a January 2014 release date, Centric is stepping out from behind the boards to prove that he is not only a top-notch record producer with the ability to craft hits, but also a skilled emcee.
The first single off of Why Not? is a boom-bap laced track (distributed by Universal Motown Records) entitled “Ignorant” featuring fellow Free At Last Music label-mate JEAN1US and SADAT X of the legendary hip-hop group Brand Nubian and is produced by TRIFE (another emcee/producer also on Free At Last, the label Centric created). Each emcee on “Ignorant” tackles the word from a different perspective. Sadat’s verse blasts rappers for thinking and acting “ignorant”; Jeanius’ verse is designed to wake up other rappers and the public in general who may be sleeping on (i.e. “ignorant” to) what Free At Last is doing musically and Centric kicks a straight “ignorant” verse with a deeper meaning once it is broken down.
Listen: Centric-Ignorant (ft.Jeanius & Sadat X) [Prod.Trife]