48 Trax | Cranium Meld

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Cranium Meld

by 48 Trax

This is the underground, hard-hitting, politically rough and distinct vernacular flow that you have been waiting for from 48 trax!
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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1. Interrogation
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1:19 album only
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2. Vernacular Precision
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3:59 $0.45
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3. The Protagonist
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3:31 $0.45
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4. Invaders
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5. Human Funk Stylings
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6. Sasquatch Lass
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4:26 $0.45
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7. Serrated
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4:20 $0.45
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8. Crumbs
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3:45 $0.45
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9. Strung Out
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10. Long Road
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11. Last One Standing
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2:29 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Thought provoking rhymes, intellectual verse and masterful beats, blend Cranium Meld into an album which is sure to become an underground classic. 48 has been on the hip~hop scene for over twenty years and his experience behind the scenes has led to his latest CD release, CRANIUM MELD. The CD is on the Nosaj Productions label, a independent production, management and promotion company. This album envelops the audience through compelling lyrics and mind boggling beats. From the provocative true life rap of "Strung Out," the unusual style of "Invaders" and the funky groove of "Sasquatch Lass," Cranium Meld is a hip~hop album that will traverse genres for years to come.

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DJ Nique

This what I’m talkin’ bout!!
Man oh man what can I say except that this guy gots deep lyrics fo’ days!! Listen to this CD a few times because it’s heavily rooted in hidden messages and slick rhyme styles. I’ve been bumpin’ 48 trax and his café style hip~hop,
non-stop. A definite CD for all fans to add to their collection. Serrated and Strung Out have been getting’ worn out.
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the music sheet

outstanding-finally one for the thinkers-bravo on the heavy hit and beat
into the forefront comes a thinking dudes tune-strong to the max. very professionally put together
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Knot

Just got this CD and I'm wearing it out!!
This album takes awhile to grow on you, kinda like mold, but once it starts fermenting, the CD becomes an infestation. It’s different than most Hip-Hop in that there are no sampled breaks; it’s more like rapped spoken word. 48 trax hard hitting lyrics are very true to life as he talks about real issues from old ones, like on the track Long Road were he is talking about our nation systematically torturing, killing and degrading the Native Americans or the track Strung Out where he flows about our numerous fixations, from drugs to cell phones. I picked this CD up in Texas where I saw him perform live. I didn’t know what to expect from his act, but when he came out on stage to start his show, he had his band with him. They are called The Intellect. This blew me away. 48 trax has a powerful voice and a slick flow. The band was extremely tight and sounded terrific. The energy from 48 trax works well with the other great talents in the band. The odd thing is, I expected a hard core person, someone who would be rugged or callous and he is just the opposite. 48 is more than humble {something missing from most performers} and he answered a lot of my questions as if he had never heard them before. How did you get the name 48 trax? How long have you been doing this? And so on. If you have a chance, catch this guy live, don’t miss his show. It’s well worth the money to see a professional performance from 48 trax and The Intellect. I look forward to hearing more of his rock-hop type of style and anticipate the release of his next album.
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Geo G

brand new, old-school and kick ass all at once. an innovator
My first suggestion? At least listen to the tunes; give it a chance. The airwaves are so jammed up with formula R&B and so-called hip-hop today, but there aren't a lot of innovators out there being given a chance.

This CD was made by an innovator. And he takes chances.

His beats are simple, instrumentations kinda spare, and often deliberately hits his rhymes on the off-beat...and it works. Somehow, it works.
That takes nerve, something 48 trax is not in short supply of. He's got a lot to say but doesn't come off preachy. For once here's some hip-hop stylings where it's worth listening to the words. His lyrics make you think, but you can just groove out to Cranium Meld too, if that's all you want.
48 trax in my opinion defines 'diamond in the rough', and while there are some areas where he still needs to grow (I'd like to see ruthlessness in more of the grooves, the times he does do it, it flat-out kicks ass), I have no doubt that he will. I'm looking forward to his next effort.
I took a chance on this, not knowing really what I was gonna get. Damn glad I did.

Favorite Track: Crumbs / Serrated..in a dead tie.
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