Tag: deepspace5

July 19, 2024

Song of the Day: sintax.the.terrific - Moonlighting

Most of us first heard sintax.the.terrific as a member of hip-hop supergroup Deepspace5, a massive rap cypher featuring members of Mars Ill, Labklik, The Pride, and Ill Harmonics. The group’s debut hit stores in 2001 via Uprok Records (the hip-hop sublabel of Tooth & Nail Records). sintax’s first solo album released in 2006 for Illect Recordings, interestingly enough, run by the former head of the short-lived Uprok, Josh Niemyjski. That is, of course, if we don’t count his 2003 indie release. What’s cool about “Moonlighting” is the autobiographical take on being an independent Christian rapper by night, while being a real-life lawyer by day.… Continued →

April 14, 2023

Song of the Day: Tunnel Rats - Trz

The most legendary holy hip-hop cipher of them all? Perhaps. Tunnel Rats’ debut Experience (1996) was truly mind-blowing. It’s one of those rare albums where the line between art and artist was completely blurred, if it even existed in the first place. The lyrics (as well as the passion behind them) reflected absolute love of hip-hop music and culture, and absolute love of God and his Gospel. Very few artists, very few albums or artistic endeavors reach that climax of full integration where neither the message nor the artistic medium was compromised in any way whatsoever.… Continued →

April 23, 2019

Reading is Listening and Listening is Reading

I’ve enjoyed listening to music much longer than I’ve enjoyed reading books. Reading has only been an interest of mine for the past five years, especially subjects like philosophy, religion, and sociology. What I’ve found through reading books, though, is that it complements listening to music. The relation between books and music in terms of their content, especially lyrically, is undeniable. Even musically, there seems to be room for reading to influence listening, with pictures derived from words being transformed into pictures derived from sound. We end up with snapshots of the sublime and we meditate on them time and time again.… Continued →

October 17, 2017

Deepspace5 - FROWN

After a long period of silence, Deepspace5 return with “FROWN,” taken from their forthcoming project entitled 5:55. The crew’s last album, The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be, was released in 2010 and they are celebrating 20 years as a group. 5:55 will be releasing this Friday on bandcamp, but in the mean time, you can check out the music video for “FROWN” below. Continued →

September 29, 2017

Sivion Announces New Album

Deepspace5 representative, Sivion, will be releasing Dark Side of the Cocoon on October 6 via Illect Recordings. Known for his tasteful blend of jazz and hip-hop, the Dallas emcee has teamed up with producer Sebastian Hochstein of Scribbling Idiots. Instrumentals are included with the album and a few of the songs can be streamed on bandcamp. Pre-orders can be found on the same page and are available for digital, CD, and vinyl.… Continued →

May 4, 2011