For more than a decade and a half, Vinnie Paz has been a mainstay at the top of the independent hip-hop scene. He is the frontman of both Jedi Mind Tricks and Army of the Pharaohs and one half of the Heavy Metal Kings duo with Ill Bill. In 2010, he stepped out as a solo artist with his album, 'Season of the Assassin', and followed that up with the 2012 release of 'God of the Serengeti'. On 28 October 2013, Vinnie releases his new 8-song EP 'Carry On Tradition'.
With 'Carry On Tradition', Vinnie Paz set out to put together a project featuring mainly rising emcees from the indie hip-hop ranks whose music he respects. "When I was coming up, I didn't have anyone around me who could help put me on, so I've always made it point to use any influence I have to put the spotlight on emcees who I think deserve more shine", says Vinnie. "That was part of my motivation to put the Army of the Pharaohs records together and now this record".
On 'Carry On Tradition' a new wave of emcees meet some industry veterans to create eight diverse tracks that range from the hardcore hip-hop that has become synonymous with Vinnie Paz to more concept-laden songs dealing with the dangers of the cult of personality ('Envy The Dead') and arguably Vinnie's most personal song to date which details his long battle with the effects of depersonalization disorder ('Is Happiness Just A Word?').
'The Covers Collection' will be released on 28 October 2013.
Check out 'God Bless' from 'Carry On Tradition' below: