“On The Wheel” is the title of Pro Era member HansSOLOs first coherent project, which has been made in collaboration with the Michigan-based rapper Sincere.
The 19 year old Sincere was featured on the well-known and well-respected New York-based producer Statik Selektah’s album “What Goes Around” and has since released his own debut-mixtape titled “Zen EP”. Since then he has been under the radar trying to shine light on the Grand Rapids Hip Hop scene along with rappers Philo, Joose The Conquerer and the producer Mozaic.
A meet-up occurred after Sincere contacted HansSOLO in the end of 2015 and their first release “Carpe Diem” evolved into an idea of a EP.
The project creates a base-ground for HansSOLO and Sincere since they have mostly appeared on different featurings and productions for other artists.
Therefore you can not call “On The Wheel” conceptual but it definitely contains a continuous stability and diversity, musically, within the Hip-Hop genre.
The title "On The Wheel" comes from the idea that the EP is the springboard for future conceptual projects, and the cover illustrates this too with an abstract image of a road that continues into the air.
The EP is also, musically speaking, a "ode" to the classic 90's Hip-Hop. Several of the tracks feel nostalgic, but also contemporary.
A part of the idea is also to keep building bridges between American & Danish hip-hop culture. The meeting between Sincere and HansSOLO involves many danish artists like bassist Justo Gambula, the singer Minna Forouzandeh & pianist Jonas Cook.
released February 25, 2017
Intro: Drums recorded and performed by Ian Spaulding a.k.a Sincere
Cinnamon: Keys, Percussion & Bass composed by Jonas Cook_Additional vocals performed by Joalane Mohapeloa
Burgundy: Bass composed and performed by Justo Gambula
Apollo: Drums co-produced by Sylvester Løkken a.k.a Rob Smyles_Guitar composed performed and recorded by Mathias Winther_Bass_composed & performed by Justo Gambula
Co-mixed & mastered by Rune Lak Rasmussen
Cover art by : Shali Bakari Hansen
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