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7L & Esoteric: 1212

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Over here at the 7L & Esoteric company store we swear by authenticity and being up front with our patrons. We've given you a lot of music over the past 14-15 years. Some even give us credit for starting a few trends here and there; both positive and negative. But this is 1212.

1212 is not about that. 1212 is about being honest with yourself and accepting your shortcomings. 1212 is about loosening your grip and extending a hand.

If you define "cool" as feeling vulnerable and perhaps crestfallen,

1212 will make you feel like the Fonz.

1212 is about confronting your demons. It is also about eating those demons, puking them up and then throwing them in a fiery pit of agony and death.

1212 is about snatching authority by the neck and collapsing it's windpipe. It is also about taking the closest weapon and beating your opponent to a bloody pulp.

1212 is about a rap group, plain and simple. Your rap group.

1212 sums up everything WE (your rap group) want out of a rap album: hell, aggression, and truth. Sartre's hell is other people, our hell is other rap guys.

Still, we brought some of said rap guys along for 1212: Inspectah Deck, Sadat X, ILL Bill, Evidence, Alchemist, Celph Titled, Vinnie Paz, Reef the Lost Cauze, Statik Selektah, and even good ol' 7L.

That's right ya'll, 7L is back for the first 7LES album in 4 years... and he's making sure Eso isn't rapping about his dog(s?!) or his baby or irrelevant personal non-boom bash ish.

You guys wanna hype up 1212 as your rap group's "darkest album yet?" You wanna start a buzz for 1212 as 7LES' "bringin' it back to the essence" album?

Well go ahead, so do we! Get ready for 1212.

We, much like you, have come to save the game and crush the BS on the radio and the social networks and the planet and the...

7L & Esoteric. 1212.

Back To The Future... From The Future.

Track Listing

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1. Retrospects
Producer: 7L
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2. Run This
featuring Celph Titled
Producer: 7L
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3. Aneurysm
Producer: Esoteric
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4. 12th Chamber
featuring Inspectah Deck (of Wu-Tang Clan)
Producer: 7L
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5. The Handle
featuring Sadat X (of Brand Nubian)
Producer: 7L
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6. For My Enemies
Producer: Esoteric
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7. Drawbar 1-2
featuring Evidence (of Dilated Peoples); Alchemist
Producers: Esoteric; DC The Midi Alien
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8. No Shots
Producers: 7L; Esoteric
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9. Bare Knuckle Boxing
featuring Ill Bill (of Non Phixion); Ill Bill ; Vinnie Paz (of Jedi Mind Tricks); Reef The Lost Cauze
Producer: 7L
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10. I Hate Flying
Producer: 7L
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11. The Most Rotten
featuring Statik Selektah
Producer: Statik Selektah
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12. New Rapper
Producer: Esoteric
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13. Zoo (Bonus Track)
Producers: 7L; Esoteric
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4.3 Stars (4.3 Stars )
Total Comments: 75
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/16/2014 4:30:00 AM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
Location: az/ hell
Comment: This is the kind of rap music that Eminem should be dropping!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/17/2012 7:10:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Calgary
Comment: Another awsome album from 7LES, the most rotton & Zoo are great
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 4/3/2011 6:53:00 PM; Partial IP: 117.102.55)
Location: EARTH NY
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/19/2011 4:23:00 PM; Partial IP: 10.209.130)
Location: Canada
Comment: vvv yOU ARE SIMPLE vvv great cd, possibly album of the year. Super solid beats, the guests all held it down, and eso's flow is tight
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 2/26/2011 9:25:00 AM; Partial IP: 108.126.44)
Location: th
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/31/2011 8:34:00 PM; Partial IP: 86.131.188)
Location: East Coast
Comment: One of the top albums of the year!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/31/2010 5:37:00 PM; Partial IP: .95.32.247)
Location: Columbus OH
Comment: This album is remarkable. "Sold out shows with white dudes in sweater vest"!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/20/2010 9:21:00 PM; Partial IP: 142.40.109)
Location: Jennifer's Body
Comment: love 7l and eso shit, usually stay away from eso solo shit, puts me to sleep, but when he teams up with 7l I know it will be quality hip-hop, don't like eso's production though, which 7l did the whole album like the old days, sadat x track and ev and alch track are nasty
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/18/2010 1:21:00 AM; Partial IP: 89.184.236)
Location: Ba³uty/Lodz/Polska
Comment: i really like this one ..few really bangin beats plus eso's lyrics. will definitelly buy...still operating correctly !
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/10/2010 11:05:00 PM; Partial IP: 218.223.57)
Location: boston, ma
Comment: classic album.. must buy
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/30/2010 3:25:00 PM; Partial IP: 56.210.195)
Location: L.A.
Comment: 12th chamber dopest track out, beat and flow is ridicolous go cop the album now!!!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/29/2010 4:08:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: montreal«
Comment: bareknuckle is the only great song. rihanna as only one good song too on her album..........so sad he should got buckwild for his production
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/24/2010 11:35:00 AM; Partial IP: .183.4.170)
Location: NC
Comment: This is a Banging Album!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/23/2010 11:57:00 PM; Partial IP: 91.133.170)
Location: everywhere and nowhere
Comment: Sick! This album is legit, esoteric spits so hard. All I know is this dude references Nietzsche and Kierkegaard in his versus; that's some next level lyrical shit.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/13/2010 1:58:00 PM; Partial IP: 62.215.123)
Location: vt
Comment: sick shit, bare knuckle boxing is REAL ill, wicked beats,cop it quick.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/10/2010 4:02:00 PM; Partial IP: .17.45.115)
Location: Canada
Comment: This album is AMAZING. His flow on this album is incredible, and idunno why there is a person saying the beats arent good.....try listening to the actual cd and not the highly compressed audio sample on this site, and you'll quickly see the production is top notch.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/8/2010 11:28:00 AM; Partial IP: 27.171.176)
Location: Earth , NY
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/6/2010 7:02:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Canada
Comment: Super Good! Eso comes up with another Classic Underground CD.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/3/2010 12:04:00 PM; Partial IP: 08.148.254)
Location: your place or mine
Comment: a dissapointment
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/21/2010 12:49:00 AM; Partial IP: 203.180.22)
Location: in your head
Comment: Good album, Some really really nasty verses and inventive concepts. my favorite, most rotten. not a 5 star album but this average needs to go up!! critics// suck dick. 7LES=classics
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/20/2010 1:49:00 AM; Partial IP: .111.9.240)
Location: Portland OR
Comment: The Handle, great rap!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/18/2010 8:00:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: NH
Comment: The Handle is just too ill. great idea, even better idea to bring in Sadat for it.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/18/2010 9:48:00 AM; Partial IP: .137.8.150)
Location: dA bUrG, FL
Comment: That's what I'm talking about 7L&Eso back at it again. Album is dope from the production to the lyrics. Great features good stuff. Well worth the mula!!!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/17/2010 10:31:00 PM; Partial IP: 84.214.191)
Location: Newark
Comment: This album is dope, top to bottom. Anybody criticizing these beats is not listening through good speakers or they are just too young to recognize classic shit. This album reminds me of the 90's when entire albums had quality material while also maintaining diversity.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/17/2010 10:29:00 PM; Partial IP: 31.187.160)
Location: Ya Sister's Crib...
Comment: MAN....GOTTA SAY, AFTER FOUR YEARS, AND ALL THE HYPE BEING THAT THIS IS KIND OF LIKE THEIR 'REUNION/COMEBACK/ ALBUM, IM DISSAPOINTED. WHERE the FUCK is that classic, grimy 7L SOUND??? The ONLY reason im not EXTREMELY dissapointed is because of "Bare Knuckle Boxing," and the bonus track "ZOO". I mean, c'mon man! I don't know what else to say, this is a big dissapointment. What happened? EVERY BEAT on "The Soul Purpose" album was bananas. Even the Dangerous Connection albums were ridiculously consistent. "Moment of Rarities" was INSANE production-wise. Half of the beats on this album are trash, you shoulda kept ALL PRODUCTION STRICTLY 7L. Esoteric, it's obvious you contributed to it, cuz I can hear alot of your shitty sound in this record. FUCK MAN! THE ONLY ILL BEAT WAS FROM 7L! Haha, wow...next album better be good!!!!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/15/2010 6:00:00 PM; Partial IP: 229.10.191)
Location: Boston
Comment: Eso keeps steppin it up. Bare knuckle boxing is a standout...Reef took first place
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/14/2010 6:05:00 PM; Partial IP: 185.165.55)
Location: Philadelphia
Comment: sick as shit. idk why you guys are complaining about the beats I thought they had a refreshing old school sound
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/13/2010 3:24:00 PM; Partial IP: 101.29.153)
Location: Eire
Comment: dope album.eso jus gets better an better
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/13/2010 12:58:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: m -town va
Comment: its one thing to have ill rhymes but u gotta have good beats to go with it otherwies it doesnt sound right.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/11/2010 11:15:00 AM; Partial IP: 112.170.65)
Location: Boston
Comment: Eso is stepping his game up but these beats aren't...peace
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/9/2010 7:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 18.117.101)
Location: murder mitten
Comment: Yo- this album is ill as fuck... straight up eso and 7 never disappoint. Some may think, 'it's been four years since they dropped some shit together...' man... never that. Shit is on point, both for heads and for dumb fucks that just look for beats.... plus the guest list is solid with fire verses.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/9/2010 6:06:00 PM; Partial IP: 68.174.163)
Location: vermont
Comment: ill shit, bare knuckle boxing track is just fucking fantastic, sick beat, ill rhymes.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/9/2010 12:27:00 PM; Partial IP: 22.233.154)
Location: madrid
Comment: 7l&es . back to the classic sound
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/9/2010 3:19:00 AM; Partial IP: 202.140.37)
Location: SLC
Comment: Seriously one of the best albums of the year. Crazy production and some dope shit from Eso. Glad UGHH had some instrumentals for this shit!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/8/2010 9:02:00 AM; Partial IP: .215.53.11)
Location: is happening?
Comment: what´s the deal with everybody bitching about everything nowdays? shut the fuck up lil homos and start to listen lil wayne or 50 cent. stupid fags.
Name: (Posted: 10/7/2010 1:43:00 PM; Partial IP: 68.229.113)
Location: ct.
Comment: boring, nothing dope about this album, like 2 good songs,
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/7/2010 1:40:00 PM; Partial IP: 161.39.251)
Location: M.A
Comment: at mums , you,re not from bean town , lil lame got sum new idiot gear, I think thats your floor. hope you enjoy the rest of your phatetic foolish life. pz
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/7/2010 12:27:00 PM; Partial IP: 17.161.111)
Location: nowhere
Comment: "A whiteboy with an accurate shot—Larry Bird." I think Paz is back, can't wait for the Heavy Metal Kings album...
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/7/2010 5:42:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: whatever
Comment: Dope. Reminds dangerous connection and to retard from boston (lol I bet u are scrub from somewhere else) it's spelled whack but anyways FUCK YOU.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/6/2010 10:26:00 PM; Partial IP: 102.228.57)
Location: Denver Smokealotto
Comment: ok stuff
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 10/6/2010 6:52:00 PM; Partial IP: 68.229.113)
Location: BOSTON
Name: (Posted: 10/6/2010 1:23:00 PM; Partial IP: .40.251.38)
Location: novi,mi
Comment: freakin dope.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/6/2010 10:57:00 AM; Partial IP: 26.108.195)
Location: Toronto
Comment: Another classic 7L & Esoteric drop.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/6/2010 9:44:00 AM; Partial IP: .168.169.4)
Location: raleigh, nc
Comment: fuck this n*gga who gave it a star fa some bullshyt! cd is tiiiiight! I always like 7les! go get this shyt!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/5/2010 7:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 234.69.253)
Location: plfd nj
Comment: @Musikmin- GLO,i did hear it in the snippet,i meant the whole joint,and in my home stereo. Glad I pre ordered this cuz they are shipping a week early. This record is crazy.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/5/2010 4:53:00 PM; Partial IP: 89.219.194)
Location: All City
Comment: This is a 5 Star Album SMH at the hater under me dissing a write up that is clearly meant to written in a different or off way - thanks to 7LES for always keeping it fresh and original even in the press release
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 10/5/2010 3:01:00 PM; Partial IP: .106.45.20)
Location: Some Place
Comment: Regardless of how this album is, that description is seriously one of the worst things I've ever read. Get a new publicist or something guys.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/5/2010 1:17:00 PM; Partial IP: .40.251.38)
Location: detroit , mi
Comment: dope album , cant wait to cop it
Name: (Posted: 10/4/2010 12:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 06.251.185)
Location: Baltimore
Comment: Hope Ughh ships this a week early!! To whoever said Drawbar 1-2 is the shit, you're right.
Name: (Posted: 10/4/2010 3:26:00 AM; Partial IP: .60.69.223)
Location: UsA
Comment: @m1 from plfd nj-Bare Knuckle Boxing is in the audio snippets that 7L put together for the first song u can listen to on the audio samples, I highly recommened it, they all sound dope. Esoteric has been doing alot for hip-hop lately, I mean he always has, but like these past 2 years he's really been creative and has taken some chances, and they worked. This who;e crew is holding it down for sure.
Name: (Posted: 10/1/2010 5:13:00 PM; Partial IP: 167.153.16)
Location: Kolding, Denmark
Comment: Album of the year!
Name: (Posted: 10/1/2010 4:19:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Boston
Comment: this is fuckin bangin. cant wait.
Name: (Posted: 9/30/2010 2:39:00 PM; Partial IP: .17.45.115)
Location: Canada
Comment: Fuckin SIK guest list. Can't wait, def gonna be buying this one.
Name: (Posted: 9/29/2010 6:40:00 PM; Partial IP: 89.219.194)
Location: All City
Comment: seriously - this has to be up for album of the year and I have only heard 6 joints off of it - instant classic - maybe there best one yet?!! - big month with the Slaine, Cunningys, Celph and Term/Statick but I am still taking this one - 7l makes guests sound genius!!!!
Name: (Posted: 9/29/2010 6:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 234.69.245)
Location: plfd nj
Comment: Drawbar is insane. I cant wait to hear Bare Knuckle Boxing. i
Name: (Posted: 9/27/2010 10:52:00 PM; Partial IP: 102.228.57)
Comment: I like eso's crazy 80's shit but this is the shit
Name: (Posted: 9/27/2010 9:11:00 AM; Partial IP: .15.35.234)
Location: nyc
Comment: Ummm wouldn't that be DC3 then? By the way DC blows DC2 out if the water...their best album by far though I haven't heard the new one
Name: (Posted: 9/26/2010 11:11:00 PM; Partial IP: 219.49.189)
Location: googi
Comment: i own this already and its like dc2 part 2
Name: (Posted: 9/24/2010 12:01:00 PM; Partial IP: 161.39.251)
Location: da lowa
Comment: @killer, I notest aswell. 100% pure fucking dopeness! this is a must have for the 7l& esoteric fans ! 1212 mawfuckaz!!!! 12-12 -2010 was a doper release dat for this joint. but glad it drops in a couple of weeks. mad props to 7L&ES !
Name: (Posted: 9/23/2010 4:47:00 PM; Partial IP: 76.181.222)
Location: halifax,NS
Comment: album leaked already..shit is crack.
Name: (Posted: 9/22/2010 12:24:00 AM; Partial IP: 50.149.237)
Location: detroit,mi
Comment: sampler is dope. this sounds like it will be the best 7les album of all time. dope doope cant wait
Name: (Posted: 9/19/2010 2:14:00 PM; Partial IP: 161.39.251)
Location: da lowa
Comment: dope snips indeed. weird to see eso did some beats to, let 7l do the prodution tip eso! wanna see it on wax to!
Name: (Posted: 9/17/2010 7:51:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Columbus OH
Comment: 7L and Esoteric are very dope. They have dope beats that artist like el-p or the high and mighty use but they don't complain and cry like those artist. They are more like Lord Finesse than el-p because el-p, aesop rock, etc cry all the time... Esoteric has confidence like the golden age artist instead of being a low self esteem artist like most of the new underground artist do now a days... I will be buying this one for sure...
Name: (Posted: 9/17/2010 11:43:00 AM; Partial IP: 89.219.194)
Location: All City
Comment: woah - sampler is CRAZY - this might be best album of the year based on this little taste - damn - 7LES!!!
Name: (Posted: 9/17/2010 9:38:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: everywhere
Comment: Damn! That sampler is super dope. Love that drawbar 1-2 beat.
Name: (Posted: 9/12/2010 12:53:00 PM; Partial IP: 40.249.229)
Location: novi,mi
Comment: wow cant wait for that
Name: (Posted: 9/11/2010 9:21:00 PM; Partial IP: 06.251.185)
Location: Baltimore.
Comment: Personally I'm looking forward to this album, as the summary states - Its been a minute since we've seen a 7L & Esoteric album. No Shots is a damn good warm up.
Name: (Posted: 9/11/2010 6:30:00 PM; Partial IP: .157.88.46)
Location: nelson bc
Comment: this should be sick I hope its like oldschool 7l & es I acually dont like esoterics beats
Name: (Posted: 9/8/2010 3:39:00 PM; Partial IP: .168.169.4)
Location: raleigh, nc
Comment: 7l and esoteric are dope as fuck!
Name: (Posted: 9/2/2010 11:26:00 AM; Partial IP: .91.70.219)
Location: london
Comment: sounds ill and I love the "no shots" single 1212 is 1,2 1,2 I think that's how they say it
Name: (Posted: 9/2/2010 10:51:00 AM; Partial IP: 249.193.10)
Location: Chicago, IL
Comment: Nice, but what the fuck does 1212 mean?
Name: (Posted: 8/31/2010 12:29:00 AM; Partial IP: .39.57.197)
Location: camp crystal lake
Comment: Cant wait .. no shots is that classic boom bap sound , Eso & 7L back together again = Must buy !!
Name: (Posted: 8/27/2010 4:37:00 PM; Partial IP: 06.112.242)
Location: U know
Comment: Can't wait!!!!!!!!!! Eso runs lyricism + NICE features + can't forget 7L
Name: (Posted: 8/27/2010 2:28:00 PM; Partial IP: 89.219.194)
Location: All City
Comment: have yo heard the 1st single? NO SHOTS? It's all over the web... shit is fire!!! This album will be an instant classic - just look at those features over 7l beats?!
Name: (Posted: 8/27/2010 11:26:00 AM; Partial IP: 161.39.251)
Location: da lowa
Comment: i hope 7l take it back to the old 7l&eso steez or muke sure that it bangs like a mawfucker!
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