Album Listen: Breathe Easy by IDE

 Album Listen: Breathe Easy by IDE
“Breathe Easy” is the first full-length studio album from Brooklyn hip-hop recording artist IDE, the co-founder & CEO of Creative Juices Music. After a six year hiatus, IDE returns with producer Lucky Loopiano to deliver his most personal album to date – a ‘magnum opus’ of raw lyricism and thematic wordplay over the intoxicating soundscapes of gritty New York boom-bap production and live instrumentation.
For close to two decades, IDE has been producing music and operating an independent record label. A life-long entrepreneur of New York City Hip-Hop culture, IDE has released an extensive catalog of albums working with the best artists in the genre from golden era emcees and battle legends, to some of the most talented and original underground hip-hop acts. “Breathe Easy” marks the first project from IDE without any cameos or guest appearances. A concept album plunging into the depths of consciousness and exploring the constant struggles within an ever changing music industry, in a time where music has become repetitive and unoriginal, this is a unique and creative album – a breath of fresh air for listeners.
Lucky Loopiano and IDE joined forces to produce IDE’s first studio album working with professional engineers Raj Makhiji (RVM Sounds) and mastering engineers, Joe Lambert. “Breathe Easy” is an array of hard hitting classic New York boom-bap orchestrated by upcoming producer Lucky Loopiano, as well as IDE himself, and the multi-faceted Kelly Finnigan (Monophonics/Destruments) playing and arranging live instrumentation. IDE is back better than ever determined to put the CJM collective back on the map in 2016.

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