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Critically acclaimed Boston based rapper-producer-DJ-historian Edan Portnoy
made a dent on the underground hip-hop scene in 1999 with the twelve-inch
Sing it Shitface, but it wasn't until his first release on Lewis Recordings
that Edan garnered interest from both rock and hip-hop circles first in the
UK then later, in his native US.
Primitive Plus introduced Edan's unique and irreverent take on hip-hop's
past while his next album Beauty and the Beat saw him successfully
incorporating elements of 60's psychedelia. Both albums were showered with
praise, cementing Edan's reputation as one of the most daring and
adventurous artists in modern day hip-hop.
"A typically spaced out lyrical journey. Ninety-nine percent better than the competition"
- Dazed And Confused
"Perhaps the greatest US hip-hop album you'll hear in 2005" - DJ
"This is a record that exults in the joy of musical creation. It should prove impossible not to love"- The Times
"Edan's genius is schizophrenic. 'Beauty and The Beat' should make him a star"- Mojo
"Instead of bleating about how rap was better 'back in the day', Edan goes and does something constructive about improving it"
"A bewitching lesson in underground hip-hop production"- Hip-Hop Connection
"Edan has a seemingly bottomless musical curiosity... he unites old school hip-hop's aesthetics with a previous generation's sense of grooviness" - The Washington Post
"Impossibly ambitious, as psychedelic as Mythos, as unrelenting as the Ultramagnetic MCs, Edan is a master in possession of his own style. One of the best and most original records to come out this decade" - XLR8R
"A full tab of b-boy psychedelia… a creative quantum leap forward" - XXL
"With an awe-inspiring imagination in tow, Edan drops his own magical mystery tour" - URB
"Nothing is fucking with Edan right now. 'Beauty and the Beat' is the best hip-hop I've heard in a long time" - Mass Appeal