(pictured: illmind, Gliffics and Lenny Harold)
Feb 22, 2011- by: Sara Barton
On assignment in the Middle East, I had the rare opportunity to meet Hip-Hop‘s newest sensation, Gliffics. Promoting his debut album, “Against All Odds”. His music is pure poetry in motion.
The single “Call Me Crazy” is an original work of art. A creative innovation featuring a synergy of the artistic talents of: Gliffics, well-known producer illmind, playing an unforgettable guitar solo is Maki along with a catchy chorus featuring the vocals of Lenny Harold. It is truly a musical masterpiece.
“Burgundy Walls”, produced by Jay Dilla, is a passionate expression of Gliffics soul; reflecting his personal mantra, ‘Don’t let your past predict your future”. Staring at a Burgundy Wall and having flash back of where he came from. His talent as a lyricist is unsurpassed. They feature a rhythem and flow that are reminiscent of the golden age of Hip-Hop. Listen closely at 1:15, and you will hear the name Langston Hughes, it’s a fine touch. It’s as Gliffics told me he takes his music seriously as Langston Hughes takes his writing.
Gliffics has added his own personal touch to genre. His songs are organic; cutting edge, while remaining true to the essence of hip-hop. They’re composed by true artist who has poured his heart and soul into each one of them. His album will likely do well both on mainstream radio and the Hip-Hop scene. “Against all Odds” comes out in spring, featuring 10 tracks and will be available on itunes. ( “Burgundy Walls” will not be featured on the album, but can be downloaded for free along with his single “Call Me Crazy”. See links below)
Gliffics Reverbnation Page:
[Click below for free downloads of “Call me Crazy” & “Burgundy Walls”]
Gliffics Official Facebook Fan Page:
TheGliffics – Official YouTube Channel: