from Baltimore Bruin, out now
video at youtube.com/watch?v=dNDGQix_UAI
download the full version of “TSRH” at soundcloud.com/emajor/tsrh-feat-rome-cee-and-kane
Baltimore-bred, Los Angeles-based emcee E Major presents the self-directed music video to “TSRH”, the Sham Dibiase-produced single from Baltimore Bruin, his new album featuring Marc Evan, King’s Khrysis, Kaimbr and UllNevaNo as well as original production from Rexamillion, Khrysis, Roddy Rod, IllMeasured, Minus Nine and Eddie Pearson. E’s album Better Than Yours had already made Baltimore City Paper’s top ten albums of 2011 – two years after dubbing his Majority Rules album “a classic” – by the time his hit “Paper Runnin’” started doing the rounds on 92Q, later remixed by local legend DJ Booman. Wielding common-sense lyricism and a relaxed, persistent flow which presides on equal footing over boom-bap and trap alike, E’s shared stages with Lupe Fiasco, Wale, and Little Brother and has gotten the nod from Okayplayer, MTV, VH1 and DJ Booth. Three videos from the project have already been released: “Outrageous” (watch here), “Feature Presentation” (watch here) and “Zodiac Freestyle” (watch here). “Just vibing off the beat, this track turned into a nostalgic piece where I started to rhyme about all types of stuff from Hip Hop’s 90’s hey day,” says E. “I brought on Rome Cee and Kane Mayfield for the track, although the version for the video only has Rome. Both Rome and Kane know how to paint vivid pictures and were able to bring that clear imagery of what 90’s Hip Hop was really like. I used the Katt Williams sample because I always loved that bit and how he said that. It just struck me one day to make that a hook so I ran with it.” Baltimore Bruin is available now on E’s Bandcamp page.