THE STORY OF REGENERATED HEADPIECE
In reviews of their first two albums, Rat Race Vacation and Dogfight, New York City’s Regenerated Headpiece (or RHP) was described as everything from “old school” to “futuristic”, and compared to recording artists ranging from A Tribe Called Quest to “Weird” Al Yankovic. But perhaps RapReviews.com said it best when, in their favorable review of Rat Race Vacation, they wrote: “Regenerated Headpiece brings a style of lyrics and beats that doesn't sound a whole lot like anything else.”
RHP’s unique music has captured worldwide attention, garnering reviews and interviews in five languages. Rat Race Vacation was released to encouraging notices from magazines like Vice, Elemental, Hip Hop Connection (UK) and Insomniac, while Dogfight was named one of the year’s top 10 albums by New York Newsday and received praise from magazines like Future Music (UK) and Smooth. It also caught the ear of writer Robert Lanham who, in his bestseller The Hipster Handbook, listed RHP as a “Newer Band Kicking Some Ass This Decade” alongside acts like EL-P and RJD2.
Now Regenerated Headpiece is proud to announce the release of their third album, The New Animal. This 14-song album displays RHP at their very best, with songs that vary from serious to the absurd, traditional to experimental and back again. And, as a special bonus, The New Animal includes two songs featuring their old friend and supporter of many years, the legendary Chuck D of Public Enemy.
After publicly praising “Elements” as one of his favorite songs in a national magazine column, Chuck D licensed 8 RHP songs for digital release on his Slamjamz label. When Public Enemy’s Revolverlution World Tour came to The World Times Square, Chuck asked RHP to open up the show. And now, with the release of The New Animal, Chuck has honored RHP with his collaboration.
Regenerated Headpiece’s music has been licensed to Bomb Hip Hop Records, Slamjamz Records, Kaiju Big Battel, The Independent Film Channel, Graffiti Verite, DJ Lord (of Public Enemy), Lickwood Labs, and was most recently selected by super-producer Just Blaze (Jay-Z, Kanye West) to appear on the nationally released compilation album, Fresh Cuts: Volume 3.
Regenerated Headpiece has also done an impressive number of live performances and has been fortunate enough to open up for such notable acts as legendary DJ/producer Prince Paul (Stetsasonic, De La Soul, Gravediggaz), Mixmaster Mike (Beastie Boys), Dilated Peoples, Blackalicious, The Sound of Urchin, Arsonists, and many of the finest groups of the hip hop underground.
RHP is available for bookings and/or interview by contacting Mike Foam at (516) 734-1559 or firstname.lastname@example.org.