Symbol Heavy is a small independent record label based in Kansas City, Missouri. "VOL. 1" is a compilation of 38 new tracks and collaborations from the Symbol Heavy factory, including tracks from Topp Boom, Boyd Pro, Dragon Tears, Brother of Moses, Beatbroker, BGM, M Barnacle, Hundred Spokes, and Negro Scoe.
While the music from the label and on “VOL. 1” could all loosely be grouped in the hip hop genre, the record is an amalgam of styles, a psychedelic mission statement from at least a few different bases. Expect much more from Symbol Heavy in the near future...
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"One of the year's best newcomer acts... Vol. 1 will change the way every producer and DJ within earshot thinks about his or her craft."
"Vol. 1 ends up playing like an hour-long late-night crossfire spit session with Symbol Heavy’s premiere clientele dishing rhymes, beats, and grooves into one enjoyable musical mélange. With 38 tracks, Vol. 1 offers up a diverse mix of sounds and words, and there’s not a bad song on the whole damn album. “Underground hip-hop” is a redundancy, and the DIY ethic embedded in all those Harlem kids rapping over Mother Popcorn and Black Ark B-sides during the birth of hip-hop in the 70s is still alive today, most importantly on Symbol Heavy Vol. 1."
- What's Up! Magazine