MP3 Kreators - Greatest: Past and Future
Tight ish from Boston
23 MP3 Songs
HIP HOP/RAP: East Coast, HIP HOP/RAP: Hip Hop
Boston, MA, Septe 4 -- Kreators, a hard hitting crew from Boston and NY, has just released “Greatest: Past & Future”, a collection of indie hits and unreleased tracks. “Greatest: Past & Future” is a 22-track LP chock-full of hard-core lyrics, infectious beats, and lethal deliveries. Original group members G-Squared (producer/MC/DJ), Jaysaun (MC), XL (MC), and Big Juan (MC) come extra strong on this record, with help from well-known guests GURU (Gangstarr), Cappadonna (Wu Tang Clan), Pete Rock, Arabian Night, DJ Revolution (MTV and World Famous Wake-Up Show), and many more, dropping September 26, 2006 on Tru Reign Records, a label owned and operated by A.D.O.R..
This Boston click has been putting it down for a minute. Formed back in 1997, MCs Jaysaun, XL, Big Juan (then signed to Atlantic) and producer G-Squared (nominated for Juno/Canadian Grammy Award) met in their early 20s. All up-and-comers in Boston’s hip-hop scene, the four had undeniable chemistry and decided to join forces.
The Kreators quickly broke ground with their critically acclaimed EP in 1998, Lost Pages. In 1999, the Kreators followed up with their debut LP No Contest, which garnered critical acclaim from media outlets such as The Source, Urb, MTV, among others. What’s more, their first video, "Foreign Lands", was given a online 4 mic rating and was chosen as the best underground hip-hop video for 1999 by MTV''s Flying Indie program (Matt Pinfield) that aired before the 1999 MTV Music Awards.
Shortly after, they released the 12” single "Home," which made it to no. 2 on the HITS Rap Attack chart, beating out tracks from acts such as Tha Liks, Eve, Jadakiss, and Camp Lo. The single made it to no. 1 on the Insomniac chart, as well.
“Night Life," featuring soothing vocalist Cheryl “Pepsii” Riley and Pete Rock’s head-snapping beat was an east coast club favorite in 2003 and hit #4 on the Rap Attack chart. Take a listen and you’ll know why.
"Smashed Up” which blends the raucous rhymes of Jaysaun and G-Squared over a DJ Revolution beat was a huge street hit after making the Cornerstone Mix Tape by DJ Lazy K. It also reached #3 on the Rap Attack and #6 on the https://www.tradebit.com charts.
During the spring of 2004, their sophomore album, Live Coverage, hit the streets and became an instant classic. “I Don’t Believe That” b/w “Ain’t Nuttin” (feat. Thuggy Dixwell) had Jaysaun spittin’ forceful rhymes and had listeners wanting more, driving CD and digital sales of the album. Featured in The Source’s “Independents Day” column, their reviewers stated “Back with Live Coverage, the group''s undeniable talent shines on ‘I Don''t Believe That’. ”
Last year’s digital only release, “Personals” b/w “Hardcore” (feat. Slaine and Krumbsnatcha), featured braggadocio lyrics over club friendly beats. Both tracks were successful on college Radio stations, charted in the top 10 on the usual indie hip-hop charts, with “Personals” also receiving spins on major radio stations.
Unreleased tracks that have only been performed on stage (“Cold”, “Grand Theft Auto”, “American Psycho”, “Universal Code”, “Run Wit Us”, “Riot Act”, and “1 Hit Wonders”) have now been made available for all to enjoy.
Kreators are thankful to their ever-growing fan base. Support at shows, through sales, via online and print reviews, and from fans sending email and writing comments over the last decade have enabled the group to focus on what is important: making the kind of music that fans want and that they can be proud of.
“Greatest. Past & Future” is an instant classic and will satisfy even the most steadfast hip-hop purest.