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Beneficence: Concrete Soul

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    Just when you thought you were safe, Ill Adrenaline Records strikes again! Beneficence, Brick City veteran and longtime Artifacts affiliate, returns with a banging album coming off the success of his critically acclaimed "Sidewalk Science" (2011) album. After 17 years in the game and numerous collaborations with top-notch producers and emcees, Beneficence drops his 5th solo album entitled "Concrete Soul". Sticking to the true formula of golden era antics, Beneficence brings a stellar line up of guest appearances including lyrical heavyweights like Billy Danze (of M.O.P.), Masta Ace, Roc Marciano, A.G. (of D.I.T.C.), Grap Luva, Lord Tariq, Rampage The Last Boy Scout, El Da Sensei and many more. Your eardrums can enjoy witnessing soulful and hard-hitting boom bap beats courtesy of Buckwild (of D.I.T.C.), K-Def, Confidence (of Rashad & Confidence), Da Beatminerz, Gensu Dean, 12 Finger Dan, Presto, Molemen and a bunch of other excellent beatsmiths. "Concrete Soul" displays slick, thought provoking rhyme styles from smooth laid back joints such as the K-Def produced "Cold Train" (feat. Grap Luva & Rob-O) to rough and rugged Billy Danze featured "Art of War". The album brings a soul street element that's been missing from nowadays rap music, along with plenty of dope cuts, samples, and pure satisfaction for true school hip-hop heads worldwide who are still in love with that raw and authentic 90's sound. Let's carry the tradition!

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    1. Intro
    featuring DJ Doo Wop
    Producers: 12 Finger Dan
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    2. Y.W.E.
    featuring Lord Tariq
    Producers: Qmega; 12 Finger Dan
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    3. Under Construction
    Producers: Gensu Dean
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    4. Put It On The Wire
    featuring Simone Hines
    Producers: Presto
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    5. H.E.Y. (Hood Early Years)
    Producers: Confidence
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    6. Cold Train
    featuring Grap Luva (of INI); Rob-O (of INI)
    Producers: K-Def
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    7. Rulez To The Game (Remix)
    featuring B-1; Herb McGruff
    Producers: 12 Finger Dan
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    8. Concrete Soul
    featuring Troo Kula (of Brainwash 2000)
    Producers: Troo Kula
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    9. Straight Out The Gate
    featuring Rashad
    Producers: Confidence
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    10. Getting Stronger
    featuring Finsta
    Producers: Da Beatminerz (Mr. Walt + DJ Evil Dee)
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    11. All Real
    featuring A.G. (of D.I.T.C)
    Producers: 6th Sense
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    12. Way We Rockin'
    featuring El Da Sensei (of Artifacts)
    Producers: Confidence
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    13. Hood Cartel
    featuring Roc Marciano
    Producers: Buckwild (of D.I.T.C.)
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    14. Art Of War
    featuring Billy Danze (of M.O.P.)
    Producers: 12 Finger Dan
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    15. Masterful Method
    featuring Chubb Rock
    Producers: Mr. Brown
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    16. Perfect Navigation
    featuring Asu; Blacksun
    Producers: Confidence
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    17. Metal Cuff Links
    featuring Nature
    Producers: Madsol-Desar
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    18. Reality Vs. Fiction (Rock On!)
    featuring Masta Ace
    Producers: Weirdo (of Crazeology); 12 Finger Dan
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    19. Rebel Muzik
    featuring Rampage The Last Boy Scout
    Producers: Confidence
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    20. Real Life We Livin'
    featuring D-Flow (of Ghetto Dwellas)
    Producers: Panik (of Molemen)
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    21. Somethin' Ya'll Can Roll Wit
    Producers: P. Original
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    4.9 Stars (4.9 Stars )
    Total Comments: 64
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/31/2014 6:49:00 PM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
    Location: az/ hell
    Comment: Feels like 1988 up in this bitch!!!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 3/1/2013 7:34:00 PM; Partial IP: 149.95.145)
    Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
    Comment: Big up to the Ill Adrenaline team and artists for helping me to maintain my dwindling faith in modern day hiphop with yet another soon to be classic!! This is a seriously decent release and easily one of the best albums of 2012.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/21/2013 7:54:00 PM; Partial IP: 241.29.248)
    Location: Houston
    Comment: This ain't no Joke! This is greatest albums that dropped in 2012.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 2/4/2013 9:51:00 PM; Partial IP: .137.3.225)
    Location: o
    Comment: Record is mad stupid dope I wish more Emcees would recruit Presto for beats the man is so criminally slept on!
    Name: (Posted: 1/27/2013 2:53:00 PM; Partial IP: 15.250.140)
    Location: us
    Comment: SICK! Best of the Year No Doubt
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/20/2013 5:51:00 PM; Partial IP: 08.236.206)
    Location: CA
    Comment: beats are AMAZING! rhymes are slightly above average.. It made me wish Rashad got these beats though he's 10x the emcee Beneficence is.. overall dope album with a classic sound.. I NEED AN INSTRUMENTAL VINYL OF THIS!!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/12/2013 2:59:00 AM; Partial IP: 129.58.103)
    Location: croatia
    Comment: Sounds dope!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/8/2013 11:08:00 PM; Partial IP: .35.44.249)
    Location: dA bUrG, FL Chi-Town
    Comment: Modern day classic!! Real Hip Hop!! Top 5 for 2012. 1. 'The Purpose Of Confidence' 2. 'Lasting Impressions' 3. 'Dice Game' 4. 'Concrete Soul' 5. 'RICANstruction'
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/1/2013 2:22:00 PM; Partial IP: 75.250.140)
    Location: CALGARY, ALBERTA. CANADA.
    Comment: Ill Adrenaline is bulletproof! You see that label, you buy that album, you have a modern classic on your hands. "The element of surprise", "the purpose of confidence", now this?? Bulletproof.. Sick..
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 1/1/2013 11:23:00 AM; Partial IP: 226.237.36)
    Location: czech republic
    Comment: easily in top 5 of 2012
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/30/2012 6:22:00 AM; Partial IP: 170.33.223)
    Location: Bellflower
    Comment: Album is solid. all tracks attack ur cranium and bass grabs ur balls into submission . couple fillers but overall is a top notch ,raw ,"instant" classic album .
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/26/2012 5:53:00 PM; Partial IP: 15.250.140)
    Location: usa
    Comment: Classic Def CD of the Year!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/22/2012 5:48:00 PM; Partial IP: .179.1.241)
    Location: LillooetBC, CANADA
    Comment: damn if feelz good to hear real hip hop
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/4/2012 10:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 100.19.200)
    Location: MD
    Comment: Ova 9000....
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 12/3/2012 4:53:00 PM; Partial IP: 9.83.4.160)
    Location: norwalk south east la
    Comment: 10 stars cds dope must cop
    Name: (Posted: 11/28/2012 11:04:00 PM; Partial IP: 73.184.248)
    Location: uzzzz knowzzz
    Comment: dope ness !!!!!!!!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/28/2012 10:23:00 PM; Partial IP: 2.214.0.69)
    Location: san diego ca
    Comment: wow! out of 21 tracks only 20 are good!!! lol seriously tho... excellent album
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/25/2012 9:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 199.205.55)
    Location: SFC
    Comment: For Maximum Effect, Play As Loudly As Possible.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/24/2012 12:56:00 PM; Partial IP: 134.89.158)
    Location: finland
    Comment: dope album, one of the best this year for sure
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/24/2012 12:17:00 PM; Partial IP: 83.139.108)
    Location: aarhus, denmark
    Comment: album of the year
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/22/2012 1:03:00 AM; Partial IP: 241.29.162)
    Location: Houston
    Comment: Damn this shhht is goood! Love good HipHop. You need this in your collection
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/21/2012 12:15:00 PM; Partial IP: 166.130.89)
    Location: Constanta, Romania
    Comment: What the fuck!?!?!?!??!? Can't believe my ears, this shit is dope from A to Z!!!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/20/2012 1:43:00 AM; Partial IP: 70.195.102)
    Location: Belgorod, Russia
    Comment: People who give 4/5 you are crazy
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/18/2012 5:38:00 AM; Partial IP: 76.105.147)
    Location: uk
    Comment: album of the year
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/17/2012 5:15:00 PM; Partial IP: .48.215.60)
    Location: Washington, DC
    Comment: Killer album this is how Hip Hop should sound!!!! Great job..
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/16/2012 2:49:00 PM; Partial IP: 248.115.31)
    Location: anywhere
    Comment: Blind purchase!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/15/2012 11:30:00 PM; Partial IP: 27.219.207)
    Location: Houston, TX
    Comment: Good ass record. Started with the Masta Ace joint, then got hooked on the Chubb Rock jam, then the AG, before I knew it, the whole record was dope. good production too.
    Name: (Posted: 11/15/2012 4:37:00 PM; Partial IP: 94.248.237)
    Location: Berns
    Comment: Masta Ace killed it!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/15/2012 4:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 14.210.231)
    Location: Maryland
    Comment: One of the best albums to come out this year. This would be a good addition to your collection... Support Real Hip-hop.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/14/2012 7:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 08.155.163)
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    Comment: I've been dying to get this since I heard the snippets & been bumping it non-stop since I got it. I agree w/ M-1. Beneficence keeps getting better. I love that a whole bunch of different (great!) producers provided beats for this project. It gives the album a holistic feel and Beneficence sounds good on all of them!
    Name: (Posted: 11/14/2012 5:33:00 PM; Partial IP: 8.9.208.54)
    Location: providence
    Comment: that joint with ini and k-def is sick
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/14/2012 4:04:00 PM; Partial IP: 70.246.230)
    Location: Dublin, Ireland
    Comment: Great beats, great features. A solid album of straight up hip hop. Beneficence hasn't suffered from the sophomore album curse he is getting better...
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/13/2012 3:05:00 PM; Partial IP: .128.19.90)
    Location: J-City, Nigeria
    Comment: OH MY GOODNESS!!! this is just great & good to know some MC's/Producers are still keeping it real. hope this album serves as a wake up call for MC's/Producers out there. Good work Beneficence & good beat choices.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/13/2012 7:46:00 AM; Partial IP: .250.14.23)
    Location: Rmy
    Comment: solid released, this proff that hip hop is no dead
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/12/2012 3:36:00 PM; Partial IP: .52.161.79)
    Location: bronx, ny
    Comment: dope beats and rhymes... like the cover too. ill adrenaline is serving up quality!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/11/2012 8:39:00 PM; Partial IP: 97.168.238)
    Location: South Carolina
    Comment: Just got it. Pure motivation for me. Im sure Obama is bumping this...lol
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/11/2012 6:03:00 AM; Partial IP: 32.250.117)
    Location: uk
    Comment: this and purpose and confidence albums of the year for me ,dope
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/10/2012 11:25:00 AM; Partial IP: 7.7.243.97)
    Location: Toulouse
    Comment: Dope album! Beneficence flow is very good and the guest list is crazy. also very good production.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/9/2012 11:38:00 PM; Partial IP: 163.129.21)
    Location: PA Native
    Comment: Very dope release. That Confidence produced H.E.Y. is ridiculous! Beneficence holds it and the production is right throughout. A MUST HAVE!! Who's on the cut? Anyone know??
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/9/2012 5:06:00 PM; Partial IP: .74.34.135)
    Location: Cologne, Germany
    Comment: Amazing features and production! I love that "Cold Train" track. It's like an INI reunion.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 11/9/2012 12:11:00 PM; Partial IP: .71.117.42)
    Location: North Carolina
    Comment: I've heard the whole album on Youtube today and I must say this album is pretty tight. salute to Beneficence.
    Name: (Posted: 11/4/2012 10:36:00 AM; Partial IP: 235.160.70)
    Location: T Dot
    Comment: Wow, not a big fan of past albums but this project sounds fresh, 21 tracks and not a single one that seems out of place, crazy producers, all star features, this one is a real boombap contender!
    Name: (Posted: 11/2/2012 3:51:00 PM; Partial IP: .57.40.101)
    Location: 3030
    Comment: I'm hearing a few good raps and beats though not always on the same tracks. The dj cuts aren't very good, they should of left that for live shows. Hearing some promise here but I'll be passing on this, waiting for the next album.
    Name: (Posted: 10/27/2012 9:45:00 PM; Partial IP: .92.28.185)
    Location: dA bUrG, FL Chi-Town
    Comment: Can't wait for this!!! Confidence & Weirdo are the BEST up and coming producers right now. They got CLASSIC beats for dayz! Panik, 12 Finger Dan & Gensu Dean SHINED on this album as well. Props to Beneficence for dropping a DOPE album. PEACE
    Name: (Posted: 10/25/2012 9:58:00 PM; Partial IP: 230.142.90)
    Location: Philly
    Comment: I clicked on this just checkin out upcoming releases (not expectin much)..then I saw the music vid with ace in it, so I had to watch it..I'm blown away, this is real hip hop, real lyricism, great features and soulful production..I wish I could give this a 5 star rating so more people would be drawn to check this project out
    Name: (Posted: 10/25/2012 1:36:00 PM; Partial IP: 54.112.119)
    Location: Bedford ,England
    Comment: This album is nuts, mad guest line up,the producers are ill.Solid LP a must Buy.
    Name: (Posted: 10/24/2012 3:38:00 AM; Partial IP: .48.117.71)
    Location: London / Hong Kong
    Comment: crazy guest lineup, awesome beats what more can you ask for ?!
    Name: (Posted: 10/22/2012 6:23:00 PM; Partial IP: 48.199.216)
    Location: brickcity
    Comment: i was kinda let down wit this joint benefice is dope! but side walk science was a better joint clearly !i think he should have not put so many features on here and alot of these producers did not fit him! long albums get boring aswell! really disappointed in the joint he did wit roc marcaino! that was what I was really looking foward to hear ! buckwild could have came harder !
    Name: (Posted: 10/21/2012 9:22:00 AM; Partial IP: 48.199.216)
    Location: main source
    Comment: i think side walk science was better! this album production was not up to par! and it is way to long!
    Name: (Posted: 10/21/2012 2:08:00 AM; Partial IP: .137.3.225)
    Location: o
    Comment: Wow too much too mention.. if you know about whats on this record then you know whats what .
    Name: (Posted: 10/17/2012 11:25:00 PM; Partial IP: 69.134.134)
    Location: dallas
    Comment: this cat suck compared to him tooo serious keep dropping bro salaaam
    Name: (Posted: 10/16/2012 11:58:00 AM; Partial IP: 250.25.243)
    Location: Ill place
    Comment: Very solid album, cant wait for get it
    Name: (Posted: 10/16/2012 7:47:00 AM; Partial IP: 151.190.47)
    Location: ontario,can
    Comment: Definately copping this
    Name: (Posted: 10/15/2012 5:12:00 PM; Partial IP: .75.54.241)
    Location: NJ
    Comment: Sorry, we had to push back the release date due to various marketing/promotion aspects.
    Name: (Posted: 10/14/2012 11:33:00 AM; Partial IP: 101.218.37)
    Location: meadville pa
    Comment: yo I pre ordered this ussuming its release was on oct 30th like yall said wsup with that
    Name: (Posted: 10/13/2012 5:54:00 AM; Partial IP: 97.152.154)
    Location: marseille
    Comment: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Únorme Únorme putain d'album de fous real hiphop , all others suckers
    Name: (Posted: 10/11/2012 3:48:00 AM; Partial IP: 02.228.161)
    Location: Milan
    Comment: The fact alone that he resurrected B-1, Finsta and Chubb Rock deserves props Also, lyrics seem to be on point as usual, and the average quality of the beats is way better than on Sidewalk Science Gonna cop this on day 1
    Name: (Posted: 10/10/2012 5:34:00 PM; Partial IP: 19.150.123)
    Location: Zurich
    Comment: sounds awesome on the mic & beats likewise, big album!
    Name: (Posted: 10/8/2012 9:26:00 PM; Partial IP: 50.182.191)
    Location: Militia
    Comment: Uffff amazing colla and prods. cant wait for this
    Name: (Posted: 9/28/2012 2:57:00 PM; Partial IP: 86.153.200)
    Location: Da lowa
    Comment: Damn! what a nice line up ( em,s & prod,s) can,t go wrong!
    Name: (Posted: 9/26/2012 11:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 17.187.135)
    Location: STRONG ISLAND, NY
    Comment: THIS JOINT IS CRAZY ! ...... THIS IS GOING TO BE A DOPE ALBUM, CAN'T WAIT ....... HIP HOP LIVES !!
    Name: (Posted: 9/26/2012 8:01:00 AM; Partial IP: 248.115.31)
    Location: anywhere
    Comment: Must have!
    Name: (Posted: 9/24/2012 11:01:00 PM; Partial IP: 08.38.80.2)
    Location: Da Valley
    Comment: What Quit say. Dis shit is another dope LP on top of their recently dropped Purpose/Confidence LP. Support!!!
    Name: (Posted: 9/24/2012 8:26:00 PM; Partial IP: 0.71.66.75)
    Location: NY
    Comment: Damm this will be a great albummm, cant wait for this shit
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