Living Proof | Roots to Branches

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Roots to Branches

by Living Proof

14 tracks of fresh northwest hiphop. All beats by super-producer Sapient of Sandpeople, cuts by DJ Spark, featuring Myka 9 of Freestyle Fellowship, Liv Warfield, AED, Sapient, Mo-B, Only-One, Iame, and Gold of Sandpeople.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: West Coast Rap
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1. Roots
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2. Build It Up
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3. Headlight
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4. Beautiful Day
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5. Funk Air
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6. Nw Connect Ft. Sapient, Mo-b, Only One, Iame & Gold (Sandpeople)
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7. Right There
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8. Like That Ft. Aed
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9. Maybe
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10. Lately
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11. Getting Away Ft. Myka 9
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12. Movement Music
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13. Sky High City (Bluebird) Ft. Liv Warfield
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14. Branches
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Living Proof (Prem and Tope) – In fall of 2006, Living Proof began work on the official debut album entitled “Roots To Branches” produced, mixed, and mastered, entirely by Sapient of Sandpeople. This album includes 14 songs, over 50 minutes long, and features Myka 9 of Freestyle Fellowship, Liv Warfield, AED, Sapient, Mo-B, Only-One, Iame, Gold, and DJ Spark of Sandpeople.

Living Proof is a two-man crew, Prem and Tope, currently repping Seattle and Portland respectively. With one full-length release and numerous live appearance under their belt, Living Proof is currently working on a second album in addition to a Tope solo album, an online exclusive project with producer Mr. Nemo, and finally a collaborative project with Gray Matters.

Stay Tuned.

Living Proof has worked with and/or shared stages with artists such as: Myka 9, Grouch, The Coup, Eligh, C-Rayz Walz, One Be Lo, People Under The Stairs, Common Market, Blue Scholars, Shawn Jackson, Blu, CunninLynguists, Josh Martinez, Grayskul, Cool Nutz, Sleep, Smoke, Sandpeople, Braille, Gabriel Teodros, Liv Warfield and more.

For booking information please contact: LivingProofMusic@gmail.com

Press:

"As The fourth or fifth generation of PDX hip-hop artists begin to transition from individuals groups into a fully realized 'scene,' Living Proof is one reason to pay attention. Mixing smooth, organic flows about appreaciating life's bounty and bangers elevating the status of the duo's native Northwest, LP is one of PDX hip-hop's brighter stars" -Casey Jarman Willamette Week

"As hip hop continues to pour out from the Pacific Northwest, Portland's Living Proof get a helping hand from Sandpeople's master producer Sapient and guest appearances from Mo-B, Iame, Gold, DJ Spark and more for their full length Roots To Branches. Boasting a sound that is both jazzy and soulful like other NW natives Lightheaded, as well as raw and more abstract forms reminiscent of Grayskul, Old Dominion and of course Sandpeople." -Access Hip Hop

"The opening track of Prem and Flowtope’s freshman album resonates with bubbling horns and airy beats—and plenty of positivity. It’s a small moment, but one that’s telling about the duo and their future, if the promising album is any indication: they want to bring hip-hop back to its empowering roots while stretching out their own creative branches. And at its delirious, beat-mixing, Northwest-pimping best, Living Proof emerges as a tumbling young outfit on the verge of big things." -Stephen Marc Beaudoin LocalCut/Willamette Week

"In the world of Portland hiphop, it goes (1)Sandpeople,(2) Everyone else. Seeing that as truth, young rappers Prem and Tope allied themselves with Sandpeople super-producer Sapient to release the new and solid 'Roots To Branches' under the name Living Proof." -Graham Barey Portland Mercury

"Local hip hop duo, Living Proof, made up of Prem and Tope, the two emcees split time behind the mic and aren't shy about their love for the hometeam." -Ezra Caraeff Portland Mercury Blogtown PDX


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HipHopJukeBox

Good album
I\'ve first learned of this group after hearing \'Right there\' on a internet radio station, which I really enjoyed. I\'ll give production 5/5, and lyrics 4/5. The production has a really mellow, jazzy and laid back sound. Some of the samples I\'ve heard before but the are mixed quite well. The lyrics are really \"backpack\" and introspective, and somewhat dorky (see myspace references). Unfortunelty some of of the songs have little variation of subject matter and the hooks were a bit weak (in other words there\'s songs that should have been left off the album). I would have gave the lyrics 3.5/5 simply because their is way too many \"Me, I, Us\" in their rhymes schemes throughout the entire album. On the contrast since they are not taking the typical \'I\'m gangsta, I\'m gonna kill you\', or the \'I\'m saving Hip-Hop\' approach I\'ll give it to them. All in all, It will take some time to fully enjoy this album, but it\'s worth listen.

Stand out tracks would be..
7. Right There
9. Maybe
13. Sky High City (Bluebird) Ft. Liv Warfield

Matthew Huddleston


Like any album that's Sandpeople related, the production is top notch. Lyrics are good with a tight flow. Recommended if your a Sandpeople's fan.