Shape

Shape

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Vastly progressive hip-hop that balances a razor wit and boom bap sensibility with an apocalyptic cynicism and quasi-spirituality, weaving lucid stream of conscious narratives over dark and grimy instrumentals to create an aggressive intellectual funk.

Biography

The 26 year old New Jersey native has spent the better part of a decade producing raw and innovative hip-hop based projects from his basement studio. At first just making tapes for his friends to listen, Shape has gone on to self-release several projects and in 2007 released his first formal album "Raised Near the Powerlines," (an album Popmatters.com called, "a furious set of borderline industrial-style hip-hop beats, boasting a griminess similar to the haunting and captivating concoctions of vintage Wu-Tang") on Division East Records. Shape is known for his boundary pushing production and raw stream of conscious lyrics that move effortlessly between powerful punchlines and insightful political and social commentary.

As a producer he has worked with a wide variety of artist, notably, producing the bulk of underground hip hop legend Tame-One's (Artifakts/Weathermen) street album "The Grudge."

As a performer Shape has shared the stage with such artists as Tame One, The Juggaknots, Large Professor, Pacewon, Pumpkinhead, C-Rayz Walz, Mr. Len, John Robinson and more.

Discography

As an artist:
"Raised Near the Powerlines" LP- 2007
"The Glass House LP"LP- 2009

As producer:
Tame One "The Grudge" LP- 2007
G. Wallace "The Grand Scheme"LP- 2008
V/A "Division East Summer Mixtape"