Friday, October 05, 2012
New album from Ermehn
I went along to the release party for the new album by Ermehn last night, good fun. Here's his new video, featuring PNC and Paul Bob.
Trained To kill - his third album - is out today. Produced by Anonymouz, the talented fella behind Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's Remix The Orchestra.
Ermehn - Trained To Kill album on Amplifier // iTunes
From Amplifier: "Ermehn, one of New Zealand's Hip Hop Pioneer's hustles his way back into the game with his brand new third studio album, Trained To Kill.
Widely renowned as one of the best lyricists and storytellers in NZ Hip Hop, Ermehn once again weaves true life stories and recollections of growing up in Otara over intricate Anonymouz productions.
The album also features stellar verses and hooks from guest artists such as Boo Yaa Tribe's Gangxsta Rid, PNC, Chong-Nee, Dei Hamo, fellow Otara rappers Tha Movement, Mr Sicc, Young Sid and many others.
It is an unflinching insight into the mindset of a youth growing up in 1980's South Auckland eventually joining and subsequently leaving gang life as told by a now much more wiser and mature proud father of three living in the Hibiscus Coast, practicing various martial art disciplines and running his own security company, Pride Security.
Once again powerfully delivered in his unmistakable rap tone and flow, it is a very raw, powerful and dramatic piece of lyrical and production artistry that is guaranteed to draw you deep into its mayhem, trials, tribulations, hope and triumph."