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Heat Rises

by Axiom

A group that provides great energy, potent lyrics, and a soulful versatility with every song.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. We Stay Hot
2:37 album only
2. The Heat
4:32 album only
3. Electric (Fire) - feat. Symantyx
4:31 album only
4. 12 Rounds
4:28 album only
5. Ms. Beautiful - feat. Chike
4:08 album only
6. Sick & Tired
2:17 album only
7. Luv N' Time Sdtrk (If It's Mine)
3:41 album only
8. Glass House
1:00 album only
9. Amen
3:39 album only
10. Listen
2:01 album only
11. Listen To The People
3:10 album only
12. Composure - feat. J. Pope
3:35 album only
13. Hell Yeah! - feat. J-Who? & Slick Vic Low
5:21 album only
14. Pearly Whites - feat. LOVE the poet, Water, & Simba
11:47 album only


Album Notes
The duo, which calls itself AXIOM, takes a well balanced approach to its performance style. Black Root, an actor, poet, and lyricist is an avid student of the Hip-Hop culture who always steps on stage with the energy necessary to move the crowd, and experience to know that he can do so. Wordslave, actor, poet, vocalist, and lyricist, adds the talent of singing to the equation which gives the group a soulful versatility that helps set them apart from other Hip-Hop groups.

'Heat Rises' Is a sophomore effort with superb production by Raw Tech Studios, J-Who?, Wendel Patrick,Ridiculous Reeplay, T.R.I.B.E, LLC, Street Radio, & Verede Grace Studios.

There are an infinite number of influences but the list includes the likes of Outkast, Cee-lo, KRS-1, Rakim, Mos Def & Talib Kweli, Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, De La Soul, Kanye West, MC Lyte, Jay-Z, Dead Prez, Notorious B.I.G, Busta Rhymes, 2Pac, Phonetic Armageddon, The Roots, Wyclef Jean, Common, and A Tribe Called Quest just to name a few.

These 2 Maryland Natives are not only students of quality music, they also help to provide it.

You are more than welcome to contact Axiom (Root and Words) for booking and info at



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Keep Bringin da HEAT!
I still play your album in my car...Hell Yea! is a classic hip-hop cut & Pearly whites is so TRU.

Keep bringing more in an industry of less


Precious Young-Patterson

all the tracts appealed to me except #6. But even then you warned me. Thank you for the opportunity to share in the spread of your creativity. I enjoyed turning it up in car so it can bump and thump. I too am a poet


Must Have!!!
This cd is the TRUTH!! It is an intelligent project by two motivated, driven, & talented young men. The lyrics are HOT and the beats are even HOTTER! It's a unique blend of hip-hop, R&B, soul and much more delivered in a style all their own. It stays in my rotation & is a definite must have!!! I have heard solo projects from both of these artists and not only are they FIRE together but they bring the HEAT individually as well to their independent endeavors. Without a doubt, one of my FAVORITE cd's!!!!!


Nice album
This album is nice... Heat Rises is an appropriate title for the album as some of these tracks r extra hot... 12 rounds,electric remix and hell yeah are my fave tracks as they have a great combination of beats and lyrics which is what hip hop is all about to me. Amen switches up the vibe of the album as the emcees get in tune with their spiritual beliefs... another nice track. overall album is nice. Black Root and Wordslave compliment each other vocally. Cop album if you want to hear some hip hop that is not watered down and highly original in content.


Hip-Hops Hero's
Well, well, well. They done it again ya'll. Root and Words back on the follow up album bring even more fire than the first. That's saying a lot. Give it a listen and then pass it on. Don't keep it to yourself, that would be a mistake!!


I really dig this album! Its really tough to be socially relevant, funny, and entertaining but you guys make it look easy. With such a variety of talent and inspiration I'm eager to see where you guys will go next!


NOBODY does it betta!...well except me if I wasn't busy being CEO of Tone Def Records!! Esta FUERTE!!

Mike S

Pure Talent!!!!
Hip Hop is not dead!!! These two artists are definitely the living testimoney to that. They are accepting the torch that many Hip Hop artists passed on to them. They are just "Pure Talent!!!!" Their style of music is not to mess with, and that is because they understand the foundation of Hip Hop, which is expression of inner feelings and message that reflect our overall culture. Their stories connect with any and every individual that listens to them.

I challenge you to grab the album and listen to it from the beginning to the end. When you listen to it, I ask you to close your eyes and relax. By the end of the first song, I'll bet you anything that you will involuntarily move your neck muscles slowly with the beat. Before you know it, you're on your feet breakdancing...

If you are into the new "southern hip hop", this may not be for you. This is strictly for old school Hip Hoppers "The real HIP HOP" lovers. I mean music that touches every aspect of life. A music with message. They cover everything from politics to everday life struggle to relationships. They make you appriciate HIP HOP with their unique lyrics and poetic talent. Their deliverence is sick. Don't even let me start with their performance.

I had the opportunity to watch them perfom in Baltimore. The energy they bring to the stage is outrageous. You can't help but move with the beat of the music. They give you the Hip Hop version of "Holy ghost"!!!!


Good stuff my dude!