From 2011, the stylistically-endowed Tru-ID teamed up with production master and all-around b-boy Graves 33 on this 8-track album. The sound presented is a big departure from Tru-ID's debut album Stranded, or from his work with Ricky Pharoe. This is due mainly to the maturing of his craft and the like-minded production from Graves. Stranded was an epic, cinematic record, full of signature Reigncraft studio drama. A synthetic orchestra accompanied him on that release, and his styles were intense, bombastic, and rapid-fire. His subsequent release with Ricky Pharoe was a relatively subdued one, with both production and styles toned down a notch. Tru abandons the emcee acrobatics even further on this release, placing the focus on storytelling and getting his point across; of which he proves to be just as much a master as he is with spitting. The melancholy, multi-textured beats of Graves compliment him well here, creating a sense of sophisticated melodrama as opposed to Reigncraft's all-out war. Graves joins in on vocals on one track, as does AudioPoet. Great music from the Northwest, as if you didn't know by now. Tru-ID and Graves33
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