In a setting dominated by crime, mis-education and economic hardship, Pearl Gates' third eye deflects darkness and spotlights the powers of thought on his debut EP "Diamond Mind". While finessing East Coast rap over edgy boom bap production, Gates invites the listener in to the process of excavating raw gems from even the rockiest surroundings. “Diamond Mind” features production from Khrysis of Justus League (9th Wonder) fame, Kic Beats, iRobot Scott (for Matrax Productions), Sirplus, and M Stacks. Artists featured include Masta Ace, Wordsworth, Boldy James, Stricklin and more.
*Glad You Noticed feat. Boldy James & Nikky Bourbon is an exclusive CD only track
An awesome representation of the respect owed to J Dilla. Really cool way to show homage, I loved the different flips of Dilla samples and the interpretation of his style that these producers were able to put together. Really glad I was able to pick up one of the last copies. Mathias Kruse