The much anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut album, Granite State returns with The RE:Public. Their first release changed the preconceived notion of how Hip Hop should sound, while their sophomore album takes listeners deeper into the eclectic world of Doug York and Bugout. Blending together the edge of Rock and 90's Boom-Bap, with an underlying essence of Soul, Granite State has blurred the line between socially conscience and commercially entertaining. After three years of touring the country, The RE:Public is Granite State's story of struggle in response to those they represent.
Backed by strong production from Evidence (Dilated Peoples, Kanye West), Statik Selektah (Jadakiss, Talib Kweli, Q-Tip, Freeway, Consequense), and DC the MIDI Alien ( AZ, Termanolgy, East Coast Avengers, Army of the Pharaohs), Granite State has exceeded the expectations of many, and associate their appeal to the void that needs to be filled within a dying culture.
The lead single "One Shot" featuring Evidence, has made its way from XXL Magazine, to Evidence's own EP, to the Dew Sports Tour. "One Shot" continues to be played on radio stations through out the world. Granite State broke down barriers for unsigned artists', when their single "Gone With The Wind" debuted on Sirius Satellite Radio's Hip Hop Nation Top Five Hit List. They continue to set the bar higher to represent an America rarely portrayed at all in today's mainstream Hip Hop.