When you’re itching for an exquisite hip hop record, who else to turn to but the wonderful Kev Brown? If you don’t know, Kev Brown is an underground hip hop producer with a sound powerfully resembling the soul-influenced beats of the early-2000s. Last year, Kev decided to team up with rapper Kaimbr and together, they created this masterpiece, The Alexander Green Project. This album resembles everything there is to love about underground hip hop. From the soulful beats and the glorious production Kev Brown assembles, to the true lyricism and vocal power Kaimbr displays, this album is sure to leave you satisfied.
Track after track, The Alexander Green Project is one solid album. With features from Kenn Starr, Sean Born and even Asher Roth on a bonus track, even the guest appearances are perfection. “Gritz” definitely puts on the crown for this album when it comes to top tracks; the horns in the beat and the “bragadoccia” Kaimbr puts on for the track is not overwhelming at all, in fact, it’s very enjoyable. He plays with the rhyme-schemes and proves how talented of a rapper he is without filling every line with corny cliches, or overused metaphors. Then, when the beat drops for “Rapping (feat. Sean Born)” comes in, and the words start pouring out from the two emcees, the low-budget theme of the album gets put in the back of your head because, honestly, you’d rather have it that way. The low-budget theme is very prevalent, but I for one appreciate the amount of skill and pure sound the album has even though it is, indeed “low-budget.”
The album comes to a humble close, and if you’re lucky (and smart) enough, you would have the bonus track titled “More Gritz [Gritz Remix] (feat. Asher Roth & The Kid Daytona)” because this is one of the best tracks on the album – it is a shame it is a bonus track, honestly. I love Asher’s smooth flow and creative rhyme-tactics over the remixed beat done by Kev. The Kid Daytona also provides some ingenious words for your soul. Overall, this album is a true hip hop record and deserves some praise and recognition for the amount of talent that it portrays. This album will definitely make you yearn for more from Kaimbr & Kev Brown.
Below, you can check out the really interesting interview done by Damu on how The Alexander Green Project came to be: