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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF
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"The C. S. Perspective Review on Classic"

Some months back we posted on the Philadelphia Hip-Hop duo known as Reinvention. They released a few songs but later decided to go their separate ways. Rapper Classic has been hard at work working on his solo material and has two tracks to show for it: “Pay Day” and “Rocka Salute.”

“Pay Day” is mellow but uplifting at the same time. It has an Alternative sound similar to a Lupe Fiasco song. What’s even better is the fact that those same rapping skills of Classic are transformed into singing in the hook. It’s a feel-good contemporary Hip-Hop tune.
“Rocka Salute” on the other hand is more aggressive and gritty. This song is a definite head banga and follows the lead of any other anthem out there. This is the type of song that will have your speakers flooding your surroundings to the point where nothing else can be heard. - The C. S. Perspective

"Pigeons and Planes Reviews Classic"

Remember Reinvention? They were the producer/rapper duo that came from the same studio as Chiddy Bang and followed in the same footsteps on some indie sampling hip-hop that was a far cry from the stereotypical street shit. Well, shortly after I heard about them, they broke up. Still not sure on the details of that, but let’s move on. Here’s the first I’ve heard from Classic (the rapper half of Reinvention) post break-up. Check out more from Classic at his Bandcamp. - Pigeons and Planes

"Pigeons and Planes reviews Reinvention"

Been waiting for a minute to introduce these guys to you. Reinvention. If you’re sitting around waiting for another Das EFX, Nas, or Mobb Deep to emerge, claiming that hip-hop is dead and holding on with all your might to dusty loops and boom-bap beats, you’re getting lapped by the new guys.
There will always be a place for that classic hip-hop sound, but don’t try to resist change. Right now, hip-hop is growing at exponential rates. We all love the James Brown samples, but Florence and the Machine? Yeah, you can feel things shifting right? Just try to keep swimming, or you’re going to start to sink. -


Still working on that hot first release.




On September 20, 1985 in Philadelphia, PA a young man by the name of William Thomas is born into the world. From the beginning he was a “star”, unorthodox, and completely opposite the trends. Classic found his calling the first day he nodded to a beat and scripted a verse. From an early age he was constantly introduced to different forms of creative expression from he and his siblings listening to their father play them a variety of different music to his mother being a poet and short story writer.

Ironically Classic's first burst of creativity started with drawing, not music. He went from scribbling in note pads as an art major at Gratz high school in North Philadelphia to scribbling rhymes and song lyrics in a notepad as a student of music. Whenever Classic listened to music it was as if it was telling him that it was his calling.

So in 2001 he started perfecting a new craft. First Classic engaged in the hard-nosed battle rap sub-genre, an art very notorious in Philly streets. After seeing the over-saturation in the battle rap arena he began to focus more on songwriting. Finally after years of hard work and heart breaks he was hit with a new vision…a new sound...”re-invention.” Re-invention was fusion of old school and new school. That classic s*%!

Now with his new sound, new affiliates and new official brigade team Classic is poised to become one of the emerging superstars of the new wave of artists/producers the music industry’s been missing. Those in need of change will finally get their wish. He is apart of a circle that's here to present a new age of music.