This recent album contains 19 tracks with each song having its own unique sound. The instrumentals range from smooth and punchy to hard-hitting and grungy. This album only has 3 tracks with vocals and those tracks are the intro Evol featuring Klashher, The Glow featuring AG Da Coroner, and Chariots of Fire featuring Yeaux Majesty.
The Band of the Hawk stay true to original hip hop sounds and flows so expect nothing less from Yeaux Majesty, AG Da Coroner, and Klashher. The instrumentals are dope to vibe too even without vocals. The bass in each track sounds amazing on headphones. It makes you really feel like you’re in that zone. It’s definitely something to vibe to.
The Band of the Hawk, the mercenary company known as DEF on the battlefield, are a spacious affair: all looped menace and blunted minutiae, not unlike early RZA productions if Mr. Diggs had been raised in Houstons Fifth Ward worshipping 90s hood flicks more than kung-fu cinema and stuck in a Mario Brothers maze.
These early efforts have since been re-absorbed, shoving way towards the Hawks penchants for texture over bombast, interpretation over definition. The current line-up of the Hawks: Noah Archangel, King aka Yeaux Majesty, Ash Ra aka Houey Freeman fka Ashtonomics, P.Ey3, Grynd Seazon, NBRS and Juskwam succeeds in meeting the audiences current expectation from a hip-hop group. Each personality is equally present and distinguishable from track to track, regardless of preferred artistic attack. Whether Noah raps or produces, or King spits coolness on the mic first or last, listeners know the unmistakable stew that is the Band of the Hawk.
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