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Blacastan (of Demigodz + Army Of The Pharaohs) & Stu Bangas: Watson & Holmes

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    Summary

    Indy rap veterans Blacastan and Stu Bangas have joined forces and formed the duo "Watson and Holmes", with an LP set to be released on Brutal Music.

    Fresh off his strong showing on the new Army Of The Pharaoh's album, "In Death Reborn", Blacastan is looking to continue his strong push to the top of the genre. Meanwhile Stu Bangas' aims to follow up last year's collaborative LP with Esoteric, "Machete Mode" with an equally impressive album.

    Hailing from Hartford, CT, the Demigodz and AOTP member Blacastan brings his throwback, gritty, story telling style to the project, seamlessly dropping gems over Stu Bangas' hard hitting production. Whether it be braggadocios punch lines, found on the standout cut "Nubian Metal" (featuring Vinnie Paz and Celph Titled) or introspective life experiences, found on the song "Change", Blacastan sounds at home over the albums grimy soundscape.

    Stu Bangas' resume reads like a hardcore, indy rap producer's dream. Having produced on albums for Vinnie Paz, Sean Price, Ill Bill, Chino XL, Cappadonna and more, he is now focusing on pushing his label, Brutal Music to the head of the class. Watson and Holmes is the imprint's first salvo, and it's quite simply a home run.

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    1. Dictation (Intro)
    Producers: Stu Bangas
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    2. Watson and Holmes
    Producers: Stu Simons
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    3. Change
    Producers: Stu Bangas
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    4. Authentic
    featuring Esoteric (of Demigodz + Army Of The Pharaohs); Planetary (of Outerspace + Army Of The Pharaohs)
    Producers: Stu Bangas
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    5. Nubian Metal
    featuring Celph Titled (of Demigodz + Army Of The Pharaohs); Vinnie Paz (of Jedi Mind Tricks + Army Of The Pharaohs)
    Producers: Stu Bangas
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    6. Disguise
    Producers: Stu Bangas
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    7. Sensationalism (Interlude)
    Producers: Stu Bangas; Blacastan
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    8. The Road
    featuring Block McCloud (of Brooklyn Academy + Army Of The Pharaohs)
    Producers: Stu Bangas
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    9. Close Your Eyes
    featuring DJ Food Stamp
    Producers: Stu Bangas
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    10. Murder Mystery
    Producers: Stu Bangas
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    11. Machine
    featuring Apathy (of Demigodz + Army Of The Pharaohs)
    Producers: Stu Bangas
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    12. Monopoly
    Producers: Stu Bangas
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    13. Pi
    Producers: Stu Bangas
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    14. Tormented
    Producers: Stu Bangas
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    15. Nod
    Producers: Stu Bangas
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    16. Throat Chop (Bonus Track)
    Producers: Stu Bangas
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    4.3 Stars (4.3 Stars )
    Total Comments: 26
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 9/20/2014 4:07:00 PM; Partial IP: 0.192.9.36)
    Location: Worcester
    Comment: Lyrics are ok beats are ok. Whole album sounds like the same song on repeat.
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/26/2014 8:46:00 PM; Partial IP: 9.162.8.80)
    Location: Las Vegas
    Comment: I must be listening to something different, this is definitely not a 4.5 star album. Joint is mediocre at best. D-Train was right when he said the beats are weak. Sounds just like the rest of the average hip hop I currently hear.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/20/2014 10:54:00 AM; Partial IP: 63.123.206)
    Location: USA
    Comment: This is a good album and is definitely worth checking out. Stu Bangas for the most part lays down solid soundscapes for the always reliable Blacastan. Some of the beats could've been better and frankly I could've done without the AOTP features. Not really feeling that movement. But as a complete album, it's definitely gonna be worth checking for.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/15/2014 9:31:00 AM; Partial IP: 74.247.160)
    Location: Boston, MA
    Comment: This is Blacastan's best work to date. You can tell Stu Bangas really understands Blacastans flow and provided him with the perfect back drop of beats for this project. This is dope keep it going Blacastan and Stu Bangas!
    2 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/12/2014 7:34:00 AM; Partial IP: 81.246.247)
    Location: ENGLAND
    Comment: Only like about 4 songs, the rest are boring to me. Tracks 2,5,11,16 are good because they have that little extra which makes them stand out.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/11/2014 8:29:00 PM; Partial IP: .23.238.58)
    Location: Boston
    Comment: Blacastan has never sounded as good. Stu Bangas brings the heat, great combo.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/11/2014 7:23:00 AM; Partial IP: 14.173.125)
    Location: PA
    Comment: Solid album. I don't think these two are capable of making anything but good music.
    Name: (Posted: 8/11/2014 1:56:00 AM; Partial IP: 226.121.17)
    Location: COME ON
    Comment: Grab this right away good music and will bang out your whip and grab bitches and get these nazi motherf*ckers bobbing their heads, good music in this day and time mane.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/4/2014 8:21:00 PM; Partial IP: 07.3.69.48)
    Location: Boston
    Comment: This real hip hop! Blacastan is one of my favorite MC's and Stu Bangas beats are nasty as hell!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/4/2014 12:58:00 PM; Partial IP: 96.231.242)
    Location: 303
    Comment: Stu Bangas went ballistic on this and Blacastan is a beast! Worth every penny my favorite album this year!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/3/2014 3:20:00 AM; Partial IP: 77.252.158)
    Location: az
    Comment: Blac always go hard he like a young Freddie Foxx, this is money well spent!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/2/2014 11:49:00 AM; Partial IP: 251.20.230)
    Location: undergound
    Comment: The album is heavy, the beats go hard with strong character. STU knows what time it is and Blacastan fits perfect. This is real hard body no bullsh*t.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/2/2014 8:35:00 AM; Partial IP: 164.243.25)
    Location: Norway
    Comment: I think it a dope album, Blacastan killed it and most of Stu bangs beat are sick but some beats are lacking.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/1/2014 3:37:00 PM; Partial IP: 67.198.122)
    Location: Plymouth
    Comment: Beats on this LP are dope as hell. Only a few I didn't like. Blacastan gets boring to me at times, but the production carried it well for me. I also like the interludes and skits between each song, it adds to the overall album feel and theme.
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/1/2014 12:09:00 PM; Partial IP: 20.135.198)
    Location: Vegas
    Comment: Sorry beats are weak and it killed the album. Blac is dope but his production ear is lacking.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/1/2014 10:47:00 AM; Partial IP: 239.68.169)
    Location: Heaven
    Comment: Dope record. Blacastan comes with the skills on this album. Stu Bangas came with beats.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 8/1/2014 3:08:00 AM; Partial IP: 226.121.17)
    Location: TROPICS
    Comment: Grab this if you want good music and a banger that will get women looking and muf*ckas nodding heads.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/31/2014 4:51:00 AM; Partial IP: 65.177.119)
    Location: Orlando, Florida
    Comment: Blacastan caught my attention on "In Death Reborn" and my god he does not disappoint. Hope there is a follow-up album.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/31/2014 2:45:00 AM; Partial IP: .41.42.167)
    Location: stockton, ca
    Comment: One of my new favorites, love the way it was put together would love to see a Watson & Holmes 2.
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/30/2014 9:29:00 PM; Partial IP: 74.100.114)
    Location: Co
    Comment: Album is dope. Definitely grows on you. The samples in this album help create the Watson and Holmes theme. Mabe one beat I didnt like. I would like to hear Blacastan pick up different flows. However, he does bring some head banging lyrics with good content in this one. Other than that, I give it 4.5 stars.
    Name: (Posted: 7/21/2014 6:29:00 PM; Partial IP: 75.248.226)
    Location: CALGARY, ALBERTA. CANADA.
    Comment: Blacastan is one of the most underrated emcees in the game right now, he's gonna blow the f**k up.. He's got crazy bars and flow.. I AGREE WITH QONVEX BELOW!! Stu Bangas and Vanderslice shop the same samples and have the same sound!! Their productions were so tight, now they just all sound the same. Like a bad 80's B movie soundtrack with some wrestling themes thrown in. YAWN!!!
    Name: (Posted: 7/18/2014 6:18:00 PM; Partial IP: .0.141.238)
    Location: Calgary
    Comment: Stu makes good beats but goddamn, everytime I hear a banger from him it sounds like the last one. Dude needs to diversify his sh*t more.
    Name: (Posted: 7/14/2014 3:40:00 PM; Partial IP: .241.2.177)
    Location: Boston, Massachusetts
    Comment: Blacastan is a Beast on the mic, and I am digging Stu Bangas beats! This and the new P.A. are two CD's I am really looking forward to buying!
    Name: (Posted: 7/4/2014 8:14:00 AM; Partial IP: .98.71.220)
    Location: phila
    Comment: Cant wait for this one. Blacastan over some hardcore heavy beats.
    Name: (Posted: 6/27/2014 10:23:00 AM; Partial IP: 67.198.122)
    Location: Plymouth
    Comment: This looks officialů love the album artwork.
    Name: (Posted: 6/27/2014 1:43:00 AM; Partial IP: 226.121.17)
    Location: DONT WORRY
    Comment: Blacastan probably powerbunted this out the park, stu bangas is consistent and strong on the prodoction front. I am assuming a must have, deep stories and hardpressed raps. This aint no little kid rap, its grown man biz kids, ill coverart and reminds me of the 90s microphone glow-producing emcee.
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