J.R. & PH7 - The Good Life (Limited Double Vinyl + A1 Poster)
Record/Vinyl + Digital Album
"Goodbye" is taken from the new J.R. & PH7 album "The Good Life" featuring artists such as Sean P, Saigon, Phonte, Skyzoo. Get the full album here, pressed on nice double vinyl. As a bonus you will receive the album artwork as a A1 poster print (folded). The record starts shipping today.
Includes unlimited streaming of The Good Life
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
It was worth having all the patience of a saint – the »Good Life« is now. Even though »Waiting For The Good Life«, which came out in july in usual quality with appreciable guest-appearances, was a quite pleasurable way to get over the torrid period of plain waiting, it did throve up the curiosity towards the third full length player of the Cologne-based producer-doppel JR & PH7. If you take an object look at the carrier of the duo, you can definitely comprehend why the album-title is dedicated to a satisfied life-optimism. Ever since both Evidence and Mayer Hawthorne have praised the two gentlemen to high heaven and they can glue sidekicks like Elzhi, Oddisee and Sean Price into their feature-Panini book, you ask yourself what kind of lifestyle-upgrade JR & PH7 still have in mind – and then there is »The Good Life«.
»The Good Life« is an album that is so round and fluent, as if it was conceived after the Fibonacci number. It lives on its omnipresent atmosphere and the perfect balance between timelessness and modernity. The traditional boom bap manifesto is released to a whole new level and even the thought of a collaboration between two german producers with a great number of infamous US-american artists looses it's unnecessary exoticism. Taken a look at the feature-index, it still goes with one or the other astonishment though. JR & PH7 stick to their roots and manage it once more to assemble a whole league of extraordinary gentleman. Detroit, Philly, New York City, stops of an imaginary hip hop-pilgrimage. Along Guilty Simpson, Freeway, Sean Price and Phonte, critically acclaimed representatives of the big cities in the North American independent rap movement, also appear up-and-coming names, that are euphorically celebrated in the pleasant tasted underground-scene.
Conway, alongside all of Griselda records, has been killing it the past while. This EP may not be Conway's most significant release, but it is a reminder of why his music is so strong -- intricate imagery and memorable production make this EP an enjoyable testament to why Conway is one of rap's important personalities right now. Richard Giles