Torn Together (full stream)

In need of something fresh and new??? Peep this stream of the new album by the homey Creature…with production primarily by Preservation, of recent Dr. Yen Lo notoriety, Torn Together is a non-stop, tightly arranged collection of 8 banging tracks that quench that NYC independent hip-hop thirst. With features from Homeboy Sandman, Vordul Mega & Kool A.D. this one is a definite banger!!!

And after you stream support the project by picking up a download right HERE


Sore Eyes featuring Vordul Mega…

Torn-Together (2)

“Creature, the enigmatic emcee (who doubles as the frontman for Rebelmatic, one of the most popular bands on the Afropunk scene) is back with Torn Together, his first solo record in 4 years. Having worked in the past with luminaries across genres, including the late Ari Up of The Slits, Bad Brains’ H.R., Slug, MF Doom, and Prefuse 73, he’s become known as a rapper’s rapper. The album is another flare sent up announcing that NYC, once again, is the throne world of hip-hop’s underground.

The set is reminiscent of the best the late 90s and early aught’s indie hip-hop, infused with hints of modern sound pallets and production aesthetics. Preservation (Ka, Yasiin Bey) responsible for the bulk of the album’s production lends his subtle yet dangerous sound to the record marking out a territory safe for Creature and his guests to wreak havoc with minimal damage to outsiders tipsy on years of weak rap.

Guest producer Noble Dru offers up a synth-operated vehicle for Creech to trade barbed wire whip lashes with Vordul-Mega (of the recently resurrected Cannibal Ox) on “Sore Eyes”. Kool A.D. a longtime Rebelmatic supporter pops up on the deep-fried soul of “Warhol’s Wig”. Homeboy Sandman pays his respects to the underground prince by joining Creature on a “Rollercoaster” of true school drum patterns scantily clad in ghostly organ riffs.

The word play is undeniable. The production is loop tyranny of the highest hip-hop order. This is a New York rap record…that sounds like a New York rap record. More dirty south Bronx than dirty south…and that’s a good thing.

Creature, the kid from Corona more recently lauded for thrashing his locks at packed rock shows stepped back into the booth and done good.”

Yahzeed – Of Monolithic Proportions



Peace party people!!! Been a minute I know, in life things are always changing. Currently they are Of Monolithic Proportions! A new EP release by verbal wordsmith Yahzeed produced by the architect Preservation. OMP showcases 7 short tracks not to be taking lightly. Preservation’s approach with the EP was to give a similar feel of hardcore/punk music from the 80’s – the spitfire tracks that make you want hit rewind every time. Listeners will not be disappointed with the this free release and if you are obviously it wasn’t meant for you.

For the download hit the link right —–>>> here



I’m just a passenger in this thing called hip hop. Every now and then I’ll come across something new that’s coming from way-way back. I remember first hearing about Preservation (aka Jun) through the group Sonic Sum from the late 90’s. He’s a renaissance man and I could relate to that being from the same era. Time would pass and after working on various projects and recording, Preservation would continue to master what he does on the drum machine, as any good producer should do. Recently he reemerged remixing Yassin Bey’s (FKA MosDef) entire Ecstatic album. He followed that up by dropping Old Numbers, a collection of tracks he produced that were released individually throughout the years – hence the title. It’s safe to say that Preservation is reaching heights in his production. Like a monk who has locked himself away to absorb his teachings, Preservation is emerging from his lab with a new sound that is ready to make your body and soul rock.

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