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Kongcrete

by Kongcrete

The eponymous debut album by an American alternative rock band Kongcrete. The album's music is one of a kind blend of alternative rock and hip-hop music genres, and it is identified as ghetto rock.
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1. Greyhound Bus
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2. KC Made Me Do It
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3. Paris Burning
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4. Crack Mamba
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5. Pure Terror
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6. You Can't Kill Me
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7. Hunger
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8. Prison Monster
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9. Demented
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10. Bittersweet
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11. Bulldozer
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Kongcrete" is the eponymous debut album by an American alternative rock band Kongcrete, and was released in April 2008. The album's music is one of a kind blend of alternative rock and hip-hop music genres, and it is identified as ghetto rock. Kongcrete breaks the rules with an unorthodox sound and powerful, uncensored lyrics. The MC’s aggressive style demonstrates a vocal range that is not heard in any contemporary hip hop or rock artist. He can growl and scream while maintaining street smart and introspective sensibilities. Punishing low-tuned guitar riffs provide the grit and raw aggression. When combined with rattle-smack funk bass lines and energetic drum rhythms, Kongcrete is a musician's band; yet it provides the underlying rhythmic and melodic hooks that create the cross-over appeal to both hard rock and hip hop listeners.
The group’s unique sound is a clear reflection of mixed musical backgrounds and ethnic diversity within the band. Kongcrete’s present lineup consists of vocalist Taiwo D’Aguilar, guitarist Jack Jankowicz, bassist Jeff To, and drummer Gene D. Williams.
The album was independently produced by the band in collaboration with some of the best talent in the music industry. Some of the credits in the production of the album include mastering by Vlado Meller (Beastie Boys, Linkin Park, Kanye West, Metallica), mixing by Werner F (The Stills, Priestess, The Trews, Hollerado) and cover art by Carlos Huante (conceptual artist and designer for Eragon, War of The Worlds, Men In Black, Hellboy, X-Men).


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eljeffo191

awesome
as the title states

eljeffo191

Great Album
a good album, has direct influences from rage against the machine. These guys have promise

chrisA

A solid effort
a solid effort. Definitely ipod-worthy material

Norman Kruthers

restores my faith in the whole rap rock genre
With rage against the machine turning obselete, linkin park singing, korn just sucking ass, kanye ruling the airwaves, and gym class heroes making their mark with other people's hooks, kongcrete comes along and surprises me with a fresh take on this tired genre. Good stuff.

Samantha Boudin

Put Kongcrete on your watchlist
Their sound is so big, I was really surprised to learn that this is a 4 piece band. They're raw and loud. And the fact that their black rapper makes ample use of the “N” word, and draws from his personal street experience, really sets this band apart from the heavy hip hop mashups we're used to, e.g., Beastie Boys, Rage Against the Machine, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, et al. If it weren’t for the live instrumentation, I’d be inclined to put kongcrete in the same bucket as Dr. Dre’s “Chronic”, Public Enemy’s “It Takes a Nation”, NWA’s “Niggaz4Life”, and Run DMC’s “Raising Hell”.

I have to admit, I was skeptical. But I just kept listening. Every song draws you in either with some thought-provoking sample or some gritty guitar hook. It's solid with no fluff - all 12 songs. The makings of a true classic album. I don’t normally take the time to write reviews, but I believe this band deserves some attention. It’s not everyday you stumble upon a gem that sends tingles down your spine. These guys set out to do something epic, and they came pretty damn close. Now, hopefully they aren’t just a one-hit wonder.