One Be Lo, one half of the now broken up Binary Star (check Evolution of Man with Senim Silla below), released his new album K.I.C.K. P.U.S.H. to stream on Bandcamp.
One Be Lo and Senim Silla were former cell mates at Hiawatha Correctional Facility and formed as Binary Star once they were released. They released their debut album, Waterworld on a minuscule $500 budget. There is word of these two are collaborating on a new album called Light Years Apart after a ten year hiatus. We’ll have to wait it out until we get more concrete information on that release, but hope is in the air. Binary Star showcases the talent of these two MC’s and their production style and flow meld perfectly together. It’s a shame they have only released one album (Waterworld which was re-released as Masters of the Universe). But with that said, this album is still highly regarded by hip-hop heads the world over.
For a brief glimpse into One Be Lo’s previous efforts, check out “Rivers Run Wild” off of his first debut solo album, Waterworld Too. I would highly recommend copping this album and my favorite release of his, S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M. (Sounds of Nahshid Originate Good Rhymes And Music)
S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M is an album that I have always been drawn back too. One Be Lo’s impressive lyrical wit and ability to touch on a broad spectrum of topics captures your attention from start to finish. Check out One Be Lo’s powerful lyrics in “Oggie” below. Moving on to K.I.C.K. P.U.S.H. (Keep It Cool Kid, People Usually Show Hate), the album consists of 12 solid head nodding tracks that show One Be Lo still has raw talent. He had to say this about the album. Stream the album in its entirety below.
K.I.C.K. (Keep It Cool Kid) P.U.S.H. (People Usually Show Hate) represents the raw energy that inspired me to make music over 20 years ago. We were always self motivated because most people around us didn’t understand what we were doing, or had the crab in the bucket mentality. In some instances we had to KICK down doors and PUSH our way in. For everybody that understands, sounds of Nahshid originate good rhymes and music. Something to interest Lo listeners beyond original recorded networkings. Real emcee’s bring intelligent rhymes to HipHop. Language arts based on Reality. Keep it cool kid. People usually show hate. That’s the motto.