I am a huge fan of BK Beats. Can’t lie about that. No reason I should either, and no reason you shouldn’t understand why you don’t have to lie about that either. On his latest release “Time Is Of The Essence” he teams up with his homie PBZ who is a rather talented guitar player. Together they’ve created a roughly 25 minute journey into the sounds of perpetual chill, but also into the possibilities of music today. I’m sure there are plenty of people out there who are using live instrumentation to accentuate their beats, but BK is unique for his.
This isn’t about adding to his beats, it’s about building with someone else. This is a freshly re-imagined interpretation of the concept of a band. And unlike a lot of folks who tend to tread rather stalely through such potentiated territories, BK and PBZ have cranked out something where the concept doesn’t get in the way of the music. Joined by a short list of rappers that includes Oakland legend Shady Blaze, and the greatest duo ever Main Attrakionz there’s a whole lot of essential time on this one.- Zachg