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Beneficence: Basement Chemistry

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After dropping back to back classics with "Sidewalk Science" (2011) and "Concrete Soul" (2012), Brick City veteran and Ill Adrenaline Records co-founder Beneficence unleashes his 6th solo LP "Basement Chemistry". Armed with the true sounds of the golden era Benef drops rejuvenated flows and shares mics with hip-hop's elite lyricists. The lineup includes Inspectah Deck (of Wu-Tang Clan), Masta Ace, MC Eiht, El Da Sensei, AG (of D.I.T.C), Dres (of Black Sheep), The Legion, Chubb Rock, MindsOne, and Estee Nack (of Tragic Allies). Once again the close Artifacts affiliate traps the listener into slick, thought provoking rhymes backed by hard hitting yet soulful production from DJ Spinna, Da Beatminerz, 12 Finger Dan, Confidence, L'Orange, Presto, KON Sci, Jazz Spastiks, and many more. 19-tracks strong, the dusty and raw sounding full length displays a perfect blend of street jewels like the Inspectah Deck laced "Digital Warfare" and the Masta Ace inspiring anthem "When The Sun Comes". The P Original produced banger "EZ As 1-2" opens the album brilliantly showing Benef's relaxed but witty cadence. "Basement Chemistry" travels down many avenues including the battle rap driven joint "Against The Grain" and storytelling saga "Maui Vacation". The album's formula stays true to the game with obscure samples, intricate cuts, and official boom bap sound.

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1. Intro
Producer: Sam Brown
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2. EZ As 1-2
Producer: P Original
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3. Digital Warfare
featuring Inspectah Deck (of Wu-Tang Clan + CZARFACE)
Producer: Ben Hedibi
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4. Anyway It Goes
featuring MC Eiht
Producer: KON Sci (of MindsOne)
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5. Wranglers & Asics
Producer: Confidence
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6. Smooth Hardcore
featuring A.G. (of D.I.T.C.)
Producer: Jazz Spastiks
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7. Vibrate the Streets
Producer: DJ Qvali
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8. Maui Vacation
Producer: Malik Turner
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9. Against The Grain
Producer: Explizit One
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10. Forever More
Producer: 12 Finger Dan (of Soulbrotha)
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11. When The Sun Comes
featuring Masta Ace
Producer: KON Sci (of MindsOne)
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12. We Doin' It (Ghetto Music Rap)
Producer: Confidence
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13. Blast This $hit!
featuring El Da Sensei (of Artifacts)
Producer: Da Beatminerz
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14. Each One Teach One
featuring Estee Nack (of Tragic Allies)
Producer: DJ Spinna
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15. We Got That!
Producer: Presto
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16. Masters Of The Class
featuring Chubb Rock
Producer: Confidence
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17. Manuscripts
featuring MindsOne
Producer: L'Orange
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18. The Heart
Producer: Astro Vandalist
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19. Make It Hot (Jingle Jangle 2.0)
featuring The Legion; Dres (of Black Sheep)
Producer: The Legion
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4.7 Stars (4.7 Stars )
Total Comments: 23
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/15/2016 7:28:00 PM; Partial IP: 55.231.149)
Location: South East
Comment: I was disappointed in this album! It seem beneficence lacked hunger in his rhymes and the production was to soft like he was trying to attract commercial audience! The way the album was even mixed was not goodd certain songs Sound like demos.the titled and cover were even simple.something to check out but nothing special
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/14/2016 6:18:00 PM; Partial IP: .157.17.24)
Location: Paris
Comment: One of the Best album I heard since à long time. Real hip hop like in golden years in 90s! Something of gang starr
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/14/2016 5:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 147.59.236)
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Comment: That real sh*t! Flawless production and dope guest apprearances. Fav track is "Anyway It Goes" ft MC Eiht.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/13/2016 4:51:00 PM; Partial IP: 8.54.4.236)
Location: Phoenix
Comment: B living proof that you don't have to sell out to have a successful career in hip hop, all upcoming rappers should learn from this big up to bro for doing him.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/10/2016 8:53:00 PM; Partial IP: 218.112.29)
Location: norfolk, va
Comment: that number 15 track we got it is hands down the hottest track. sounds like a spinna beat. my favorite kind of beat
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/7/2016 3:09:00 PM; Partial IP: 7.3.56.255)
Location: manchester
Comment: beneficence is just too good ta be true real hip-hop for real underground hiphop fan's I would rate this album a 9 if I could concrete soul was the same but this album crushe's his last and the one's before shout ta ill adreniline keep it comin wene is he gonna convince el ta get tame one and make a new artifact's album im waiting
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/5/2016 4:52:00 PM; Partial IP: 210.227.26)
Location: J City Nigeria
Comment: Finally something melodious for your eardrums!!! real mature boom bap sounds all the way. would have been nice to have a kev brown or 5th Sequence beat but its very obvious that Beneficence has good taste for melodious boombap. we really need more of these albums cos unfortunately "wackiness, childishness and the plastic life" has become the norm in hip-hop nowadays. Big up MindsOne, Supastition, Kev Brown, Moka Only and everyone who's keeping real hip-hop alive!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/3/2016 9:42:00 PM; Partial IP: .242.21.52)
Location: Sydney
Comment: Real hip hop. One of the best underground album I've heard in the last 3 years.
Name: (Posted: 2/2/2016 2:46:00 PM; Partial IP: 37.237.188)
Location: Constanta, Romania
Comment: I have already rated Basement Chemistry 5 stars. After listening the album for a couple of days I want to rate it 6 stars. Unfortunately I don't have this option. Don't get me wrong,this is not the album if the century or something like that, but is definitely one of the best albums if the last 5 years. The beats are so diverse and soulful and the old school cats are spittin' flames. Even though the styles are totally different, Basement Chemistry, offered me the same feeling Afu-Ra's first album gave me back in the days. This is a 2016 album and it sounds so good. Congrats to Beneficence and the producers for the music! This is how rap should sound, innovative, soulful, intelligent and different.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/2/2016 12:06:00 AM; Partial IP: 8.54.4.252)
Location: bx,NY
Comment: This is a Classic ... Must OWN for the collection ... A lot of surprises on this, you can tell the hunger to make a ill project worthy of the buckets spent on it ... this is a excellent complete album
Name: (Posted: 1/30/2016 1:57:00 PM; Partial IP: 76.105.170)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: Much luv and respect to Beneficence for being as dope as ever and for never selling out for over 2 decades in Hip Hop. As an MC, the serious skills are clearly evident and he has used a slew of decent producers too. This LP doesn't disappoint in any way and is arguably as good as his previous effort 'Concrete Soul' which was simply a beautiful piece of dope art on the ears! Def a 5 star effort once again and thanx to Bene for helping to maintain my faith in real hip hop!
Name: (Posted: 1/30/2016 1:08:00 PM; Partial IP: 1.74.22.47)
Location: DC to NC
Comment: Honored to be a part of this project with the beats and the rhymes. Talented cat and all around good dude. Cop that vinyl before it's gone. Keep shining Beneficence!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/30/2016 9:52:00 AM; Partial IP: 160.23.194)
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Comment: Five stars. This is real grown man rap. Straight from Brick City, the co-owner of Ill Adrenaline Records chalks up another classic LP. I had been waiting for a long time for this to drop and it delivers on all accounts. Intelligent street raps over soulful production. The variety of talented veteran rappers that join Beneficence and the wide selection of dope beatmakers make for a most satisfying listen! Support real hip hop and cop this!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/30/2016 8:41:00 AM; Partial IP: 84.223.110)
Location: Phila
Comment: Just hearing 'The Shaolin Shadowboxer' in the beginning of 'Digital Warfare' had me hyped like 'Bring the Ruckus' was about to come on. Been f*cking with Benif since 'Suckas Brevity' and the 'Thin Line/ Low Profile Man' 12". Good to see his last few albums getting the credit they deserve. The Sidewalk Science album with Diamond D production was classic, just like this will be. Good features and awesome lineup of producers.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/28/2016 6:57:00 AM; Partial IP: 37.237.188)
Location: Constanta, Romania
Comment: F*ck, yeah! Beneficence is the livin' proof showin' that one can make good hip hop music in 2016.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/27/2016 2:31:00 PM; Partial IP: .196.16.68)
Location: Greensboro, NC
Comment: Beneficence is the best lyricist that I've heard in my entire life. "Anyway It Goes" is my favorite track on the album along with "Digital Warfare", "Blast This Sh*t" and "Manuscripts".
Name: (Posted: 1/14/2016 4:40:00 PM; Partial IP: 7.3.56.255)
Location: manchester
Comment: I can't wait for this to drop, Benif is a killer on the mic, just listen to 'Digital Warfare', c'mon, Concrete Soul was bangin as well. Stop hatin' on real emcee's. Plus Inspectah Deck is royalty in the underground, and even mainstream…
Name: (Posted: 1/12/2016 12:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 206.97.252)
Location: Hartford, CT
Comment: I agree with @ilosoph. Beats are right on point. @twin: You need to clean your ears
Name: (Posted: 1/5/2016 4:20:00 PM; Partial IP: .57.112.15)
Location: Zurich, CH
Comment: You trippin'? "Over more creditable producers", LOL! Better reset your eardrums or you're wastin' your time on an artist you don't dig. Beneficence and Ill Adrenaline are representing quality & talent nine years already!
Name: (Posted: 1/5/2016 11:48:00 AM; Partial IP: 213.106.48)
Location: come see
Comment: Beneficence is dope, but the production was disappointing. I would like to hear him over more creditable producers.
Name: (Posted: 1/4/2016 12:02:00 AM; Partial IP: 90.253.235)
Location: Queens
Comment: Beneficence is dope! Diggin' the production line up too. This album gonna be crazy! Dope beats and rhymes.
Name: (Posted: 12/28/2015 8:19:00 AM; Partial IP: .78.195.35)
Location: Maryland
Comment: Wow, I'm impressed ! Beneficence always drops hot stuff. This sounds like his best album. The production is flawless.
Name: (Posted: 12/16/2015 5:54:00 PM; Partial IP: 227.172.58)
Location: Ontario,Can.
Comment: This is what I'm talking about. Brother man has skills, plus an ear for music. Even the title and cover is simple but effective because we all chilled in a basement somewhere with some peeps and beats banging. The line-up is stacked as f*ck. 2016 will be a good year indeed!
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