Toronto’s Eternia featured on Journalist 103’s solo debut [News]
Detroit, MI – Eternia will be featured on Detroit MC Journalist 103’s solo album debut, Reporting Live. Journalist 103 is the lyricist from the group known as The Left which also consists of producer Apollo Brown and DJ Soko. They made waves in 2010 with the release of their album Gas Mask. If you’re unfamiliar the project, you should stop by the group’s Bandcamp page to check it out.
Eternia, representing Toronto, is featured on the track “Where Is The Love” which also features another Detroit artist, Vstylez – and production by Apollo Brown. Here’s a quote from the press release we received earlier today:
“The album’s first single, “Danger” is produced by the notorious Detroit beat battler Marc Byrd and features Philadelphia legend, Freeway. “Danger” is a room-filling banger that showcases Journalist and Freeway trading verses, heeding a warning of the severity of street life.”
You can find the full release and track listing after the jump link below.
About Journlist 103 – Reporting Live
Honing in on the modern man’s struggle, Journalist 103 uses his words to paint vivid pictures of peril, inspiration and overcoming hardship. As the lyricist behind The Left’s critically acclaimed 2010 opus, Gas Mask, Journalist maneuvered through obscurity and rose to infamy as one of Detroit’s most celebrated narrators. Throughout the years, he has shared the mic with legends such as Kool G Rap and even lent his voice to the opening track on Proof’s out-of-print Detroit classic and now collector’s item, Electric Coolaid Acid Testing.
As his name suggests, Journalist 103 is able to articulate his point of view like a true professional, never relying on cheap frills to captivate listeners. “Journalist is a perfectly-titled MC because his raps have no gimmicks….but keep the listener coming back for more because they’re expertly-arranged, compellingly delivered, and contain real substance,” declares RapReviews.com. The past two years have been incredible for Journalist, as his album alongside producer Apollo Brown and DJ Soko, collectively known as The Left, garnered a 92 (out of 100) from OkayPlayer.com, reached the number 1 position on KevinNottingham.com’s staff picks for the Top 10 Albums of the Year, and has earned select spots in both DJ Premier and HipHopDX’s rankings for top albums of 2010.
Journalist 103 continues his investigative report on the human psyche and charters new territory on his solo debut, Reporting Live, to be released via Babygrande Records. “It is definitely a privilege and an honor to be putting this album out on Babygrande Records” remarks Journalist. “Sharing the Roster with the likes of Freeway and the legendary GZA makes everything up to this point all worth the while” he adds. Featuring guest appearances from Freeway, Saigon & Fashawn, and production from Snowgoons, Apollo Brown, Oddisee, The Audible Doctor, and more, Journalist 103 returns to boast lyrics straight from the headlines of an eye-opening periodical.
The album’s first single, “Danger” is produced by the notorious Detroit beat battler Marc Byrd and features Philadelphia legend, Freeway. “Danger” is a room-filling banger that showcases Journalist and Freeway trading verses, heeding a warning of the severity of street life and can be heard here: http://soundcloud.com/babygrande/journalist-103-danger-ft-freeway. I have also included the second leak from the project “United We Stand” as well: http://soundcloud.com/babygrande/journalist-103-united-we-stand
Journalist 103’s solo debut, Reporting Live, will hit stores worldwide on October 30, 2012 via Babygrande Records: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/reporting-live/id564367826.
Reporting Live Track Listing
01 – The Foundation (Prod. by Lex Luthorz)
02 – Rockstarz (produced by: Snowgoons)
03 – Where Is The Love ft. Vstylez & Eternia (Prod. by Apollo Brown)
04 – Dreamer (Prod. by ATG)
05 – Do What I Do ft. Jack Freeman (Prod. by Lex Luthorz)
06 – Hear Me ft. Saigon & Fashawn (Prod. by The Audible Doctor)
07 – Moving 2 Fast (Prod. by ATG)
08 – Arson (Prod. by Traveling Merchant Productions)
09 – 3 AM (produced by: Monkodelic)
10 – United We Stand (Prod. by Monkodelic)
11 – Danger ft. Freeway (Prod. by Marc Byrd)
12 – Revolutions (produced by: Black Bethoven)
13 – The System (Prod. by Lex Luthorz)
14 – Urban Legend ft. Stryfe (produced by: Monkodelic)
15 – Walk With Me (Prod. by Oddisee)