Amped Sounds Reviews Journeymen and El Da Sensei Video “New Seed”

Posted on June 4, 2013

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What do you get when you cross an emerging Canadian emcee, a well established underground microphone specialist, and a budding director? You get the vividly shot, Boom-Bap influenced, “New Seed”, a hardcore track featuring the skills of Mickey Boston and El Da Sensei. The veteran and freshman deliver a great track that fans of both Golden Era and New School Hip-Hop would enjoy. Here’s my official $.02

The Good: The track and video are both very well recorded and sequenced. Mickey Boston holds his own, dropping gem after verbal gem. El Da Sensei dumps a whole clip of verbal bullets on the track including this line that embraces his veteran status

I’m not an Oldie that’s clutching on past winning sprees

Just an emcee that’s knowing you’re never penning these

Dope!

Director Phil Mimoso and John Wholetrain use a variety of keys and masks to personify the potent words of these two dope emcees.Cover art for the "New Seed" single featuring El Da Sensei done by John Wholetrain. The track will possibily be revisited for fans however, one will have to stay tuned as Journeymen enjoy providing their fan base with surprises.

Cover art for the “New Seed” single featuring El Da Sensei done by John Wholetrain. The track will possibily be revisited for fans however, one will have to stay tuned as Journeymen enjoy providing their fan base with surprises.

The Bad: I’m not going to front; for as good as the video is, the effects are pretty lame. And I’m not sure why there was a need to add a kaleidoscope in there. That was definitely a misstep, but not one that would turn you away from what is otherwise a solid video.

Overall: This is a cool video that you’ll def watch more than once. It’s a track that true Hip-Hop heads will embrace tightly. It’s a solid collaboration and I look forward to hearing more collabs from these guys. That’s my $.02. What’s yours?

Released March 26th 2013, Journeymen's "Pledge of the Respirator" EP provides hiphop fiends an original boombap survey that was delivered by the consistent narratives of Mickey Boston Kovaks, John Wholetrain and Melo Malo Paulino.

Released March 26th 2013, Journeymen’s “Pledge of the Respirator” EP provides hiphop fiends an original boombap survey that was delivered by the consistent narratives of Mickey Boston Kovaks, John Wholetrain and Melo Malo Paulino.

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