New Omerta album review ‘Knowledge Quest The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1

" I was reading a lot preparing to start an album. I wanted it to be my journey through life music and book."

” I was reading a lot preparing to start an album. I wanted it to be my journey through life music and book.” Omerta

Sup my undergrounders!! Got some new heat out of the UK hip hop scene, for y’all to peep with your ear holes. Just got the advance copy of the new album Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1 by Omerta. The album is the first part of a planned trilogy of albums from Omerta which will all be made available for free downloading. It has been heavily inspired by Omerta’s life journey and also off of the Robert Anton Wilson book series the ‘Cosmic Trigger Trilogy. If your new to Omerta here’s his story. He began in the battle scene but felt drained and never liked it. So he began doing shows and building up his reputation as an emcee for a bit. Until finally he decided to buckle down and focus on creating his album. Hes spent many year in studios. He soon discovered his deep love of performing shows and penning bars brought him great satisfaction. Once he shifted his focus on his album his creativity could be properly channeled. Here in Omertas own words are what led up to Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1

“The knowledge quest is my mate Joe Bruce’s concept. He fed me some documentaries and shit while I was reading a lot preparing to start an album. I wanted it to be my journey through life music and book. The album is the last 10 years of my life as well as a lot of ideas theory’s and shit that I pondered on. The line between reality and fantasy gets crossed a few times and some theory’s in there are flawed possibly. But that’s what I come across in my quest for knowledge! I will be doing another two albums and they will all be free downloads. Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1 is called that because the struggle in this album was ugly and  still is ugly. It’s ain’t glamorous with a pretty ending but who’s life is when you’re broke.”

 

Album Review

  The album Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1 immediately dives into a metaphysical vibe. With songs and skits which subject matter dives into many deep topics. From societies humanity being lost to scientific advancements in a ever quickening modern world. From the hierarchical governments covertly being manipulated by secret societies. Using sci-ops and false information to control the masses to create a fascist type regime. Somewhat invisible to the majority of society. From astral plane traveling to finding spiritiual knowledge of ourselves. These are some of the themes you will hear in this release. Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1 takes the listener on a journey where the very spiritual essence of man struggles to find answers while trying to navigate in our quest for self improvement. Facing these pitfalls with just our wits to guide us on our path to achieve enlightenment in a world filled with darkness.

The tone of the verses are often quite melancholy and address these issues. In my opinion trying to challenge the audience to become aware of the imperceptible spiritual laws and entities around us. Whilst bettering our own path in life and changing the world surrounding us to realize such spiritual growth.  The beats on here are quite unique and coalesce nicely with the verses. This is not a typical boom bap style album. Its loaded with tribal drums, tinny piano, eerie vocal samples, dreary violin samples and thought provoking skits.

I enjoyed this album a lot but depending on the genre of hip hop your into, some may not like it or understand its real potential and genius. Its not for fans who are looking for pop sounding records or typical 90’s style boom bap based hip hop. For me this is what makes Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1 album stand out amongst so many other releases. Its a thought provoking album filled with many talented emcees and producers. London Underground recommends that if your looking for some innovative music that challenges your intellect yet satisfies your ears at the same time. Look no further. Be sure to get your free download of  Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1   when that lands. Check the track list below to see the heavy lineup that came together in the crafting of this album.

Back cover of Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1

Back cover of Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1



1)Knowledge Quest Intro
2)The Wayfarers ft Teach Em & Iron Braydz
3)Master Coo ft Menace Mendoza, Joey Menza & Gordo Templi
4)Explosive Hands
5)Cosmic Trigger ft Robert Anton Wilson
6)Knowledge Quest Intermission
7)Journey To The Darkside Ft Menace Mendoza
8)Elysium ft Ekyro, Nomad, A4
9)Cold ft Ekyro
10)Necropolis
11)Park Bench Destiny
12)Cat Shuffler ft Nomad
13)Ninth Gate ft Nomad & Menace Mendoza
14)Violin Underworld
15)Acid Showers ft Cyrus Malachi, Ray Vendetta and Tesla’s Ghost
16)Knowledge Quest Outro

 

Check out the latest videos below from Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1

NECROPOLISOMERTA & NOMAD

ACID SHOWERSOMERTA FT. CYRUS MALACHI, RAY VENDETTA & TESLA’S GHOST

Watch this site for more UK hip hop info and also for the release date of Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1  from Omerta

To contact Omerta Check the links below

On Twitter @omertaguevara

On Facebook https://m.facebook.com/DSOTMOFFICIAL

 

New Melanin 9 video “Colours”

Yo peoples! I got some live news straight from the dungeon.  Triple Darkness general and wordsmithing genius Melanin 9’s  drops his new track/Video “Colours” produced by Loopholes. Available for purchase on the High Fidelity Vinyl out now!!

Watch that here  Colours Video

Yea for those unaware Melanin 9 aka  M9 aka M’Nine’ Ether not only worked with Triple Darkness (one of the tightest/most talented crews in Hip Hop period imo). But also M9 has an extensive back catalog of dope albums available for download and purchase here.

For those who are up on the Triple Darkness movement, there is more sick news. M9 is accepting pre orders for a Vinyl re release of his first mixtape High Fidelity. That album featured M9 spitting over beats not owned by him. M9 saw fit to remedy this with the High Fidelity re release. Which will feature all new original beats. With production from Chemo aka Telemachus, Beat Butcha & New Comer Loopholes along with features from his crew Triple Darkness and Skriblah Dan Gogh from Terra Firma. New Cover art. In addition to that instrumentals.  Plus a new bonus track “Colours as seen in the video. Which is landing the fourteenth of this March!

Only 300 COPIES available. Cop that vinyl here and support

Also London Underground caught up with M9 and asked him whats new on the horizon? It turns out at this time M9 and Triple Darkness crew are busy toiling in the lab to craft their new album.  Hopefully we’ll have more news on that soon. As I can say a lot of heads have been impatiently waiting on that. So make sure you watch this space. Don’t forget to snatch a copy of the re release of High Fidelity as there are only 300 available. And they are moving fast.Colours M9's new videohigh fidelity vinyl back

Melanin 9 (aka M9) Drops his first album High Fidelity album on Vinyl Release : 31.05.14

M9 high fidelity vinylYo straight from the Triple Darkness Hidden fortress comes this new re-release of a ill classic banger. New re-release of High Fidelity Ep drops May thirty first. 2014. Original Triple Darkness founding member, Melanin 9 aka M9 blessed us with High Fidelity back in 2007. When it first released it was lauded as an instant Hip Hop classic. M9 blessed these beats with his unmatchable flow and deep introspective analysis. Straight out the gate people saw that Melanin 9 was one of the illest emcees to walk the shores of the UK ,US, or any continent for that matter. Though an instant classic, High Fidelity was a mixtape with beats owned by other artists. This High Fidelity EP is a re-release on vinyl with all new original beats. Also with unreleased bonus track ‘Colours’ . Production from Chemo aka Telemachus, Beat Butcha & New Comer Loopholes. Also features from Triple Darkness members and Terra Firma alum Skriblah Dan Gogh. Yo peoples London Underground highly recommends you pick up this release while its still available. And if you a haven’t peeped the original album High Fidelity cop that here http://m9ether.bandcamp.com/album/m9-high-fidelity

First 50 orders will buy it at a discount price of £9.99, with free postage and packaging. Only 300 COPIES available.

Release Date: 31.05.14

 

TRACKLIST

1. 4 Souls [Produced By Beat Butcha]  [WATCH VIDEO]

2. Silent Weaponz [Feat. Triple Darkness] [Produced By Chemo]

3. Cold [Feat. Skriblah Dan Gogh] [Produced By Chemo]

4. Colours Bonus* [Produced By Loop Holes] [VIDEO COMING SOON]

Side B

Instrumentals

Cop the Pre Order herehigh fidelity vinyl back

Cyrus Malachi’s new album!! Expressions Ep out now!!!

Yo Triple Darkness fans and UK headz. Peep out the good news. Cyrus Malachi has blessed us with another fresh album. The Expressions EP out now for digital download. With possibility of a Vinyl to follow. The whole album is produced by Astro Blacksmith. With incredible artwork with a throwback flavor by Marcellous Lovelace. The five track Ep is available at Bandcamp for purchase so make sure and cop that.

Download Expressions EP from Bandcamp here

Please support and enjoy the dopeness!!

 

 

 

Knuckle Dust (New Video from Triple Darkness.)

Check out the new fire from UK super group Triple Darkness. This posse cut features the best emcees of TD fame. Featuring Blasphemy. Black Prophet, Ray Vendetta, M9, Cyrus Malachi, Phoenix Da IceFire, Tesla’s Ghost, Iron Braydz. Knuckle Dust is a sick jam don’t sleep on this. Make sure you check the Knuckle Dust video and also keep a look out for the new Triple Darkness Mixtape droppin soon. Also M9 and Cyrus Malachi also have a duo album droppin soon. Watch this space. triple darkness scarab beetle

New Ray Vendetta + 7th Dan Album!!-7 Swordz of Light – 3 Strike Kill Preview/snippets . Album Soon come.

Ray Vendetta in forestThe Triple Darkness fam member and OBBA SUPA general Ray Vendetta blesses ears with his new album 7Sword of Light.

7 Swordz Of Light is Ray Vendettas latest, ill project and its fully produced by 7th Dan. If ya don’t know  7th Dan is one of UK’s illest producers and Triple Darkness beat miner/mad scientist. This album features Cyrus Malachi ajnd Melanin 9. Trust me peoples Ray is one of the sickest spittin emceess from around the globe. London Underground Highly recommends you cop this. Ray and TD Not to be slept on period. Check the 7 swords snippets link in purple and ear dat. 7 Swordz of Light preview Ray Vendetta 7 swords of light 

Enjoy!!

Cyrus Malachi Launch party-Vibe Bar – Saturday, April 20, 2013 Come down and support.

triple darkness scarab beetleCheck out the news people!!! Come down to Cyrus Malachis launch party Saturday, April 20, 2013 at ‘Vibe Bar’, 91 Brick Lane, Whitechapel, London, E1 6QL, United Kingdom.  Hoochinoo Live Presents..BLACK ATHENA Launch Party (Pre Order Black Athena Album here)
Featuring:
CYRUS MALACHI : KYZA SMIRNOFF : IRON BRAYDZ, MELANIN 9 aka M9,SKRIBLAH DANGOGH.
Hosted by Peaches and DJ Babyblu

Tweet @Hoochinoo
club@hoochinoo.co.uk

Guestlist Competition ::
Text ‘EVENT ATHENA’ to 81222 to stand a chance in winning free entry to the Black Athena launch party
* standard rates apply

The Hoochinoo Brave’s are proud to announce that on Sat 20th April they will be hosting CYRUS MALACHI’s album launch party @ Vibe Bar, brick lane. As well as Cyrus there will be live performances from KYZA SMIRNOFF and IRON BRAYDZ and guest appearances from MELANIN 9 aka M9 and SKRIBLAH DANGOGH. BLACK ATHENA is Cyrus Malachi’s highly anticipated second album, make sure you come down to Hoochinoo for a night of real music from some of the most explosive lyricists in the UK.
Black Athena coming soon
Cyrus Malachi is back with his second album Black Athena after the 2011 release of his critically acclaimed debut L.P Ancient Future, this is a highly anticipated release with features from members of his crew Triple Darkness and long time affiliate Skriblah Dan Gogh this promises to be another Benchmark in his respected discography and can be witnessed at Hoochinoo live on the 20th April, do not miss out..

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