World B. Free, the former Cavs great and Prince of Midair, never saw a shot he couldn’t take, and Cleveland’s Muamin Collective has equaled that versatility with their third LP release, which just so happens to be called World B. Free.
Muamin Collective started with a concept - rapid fire critical thought over beats. simple? Not actually as easy as it is said, but over the last 8 years what started as a concept, has become praxis. Aaron "aLIVE" snorton, and Josiah "zion" quarles have made a master work, three albums later - WORLD B. FREE is the perfect summer spin, a drive thru nostalgia and future. It is ASTRO BLACK, relevant, smart, brash, and funky. The mix is sublime, thanks to their partner in crime Ereact - who brings us their vision clear and bumping. THE BEATS ARE TERRIFIC, EPIC AND THUMPY! period. aLIVE IS THE TRUTH. and its only the beginning for his science, even though he's been building on it for years. and its the perfect compliment to ZION'S supreme gifts. There is no MC in the 216 seeing this guy on the crafting of a song. he is miles ahead.
If you’re looking for some gutter party tunes, the first three songs (Claptadis, 4tha, Horizontal) are sure to get feet moving and hands bouncing. If you want to know what honest, self-reflective hip hop sounds like, a trio of tunes from Zion in the latter half of the album will surely catch your attention (By Your Side, This Is Love, Any Other Way). The album is a well-balanced offering of everything you might want from hip hop, complete with plenty of earworms.
Their live show is all about energy, chemistry, and catalogue. With over 50 songs to pull from, and endless supply of beats to remix and rejuvenate older songs, each show is fresh and unique; connecting to audiences in an organic way that cannot be digitized. After opening for the likes of Pete rock, Kool Keith, Little Brother, Ratatat, J-Live, De La Soul, and headlining many more, the trio are veterans of the stage; giving you all they’ve got, for all they’ve got.