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Gilead7 (of Tomorrow Kings) & I.B. Fokuz (of Tomorrow Kings): ADVENT: A Modern Bible

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    Veteran MC Gilead7 has traveled from a rigid boom bap vocalist recording basement tapes to an eclectic, abstract hip-hop wordsmith, crafting refined albums for a worldwide audience of musical diversity through his two CD and two vinyl release through Chicago's ReSERVED Records and The Secret Life of Sound. You can find him on tracks with everyone from Maker of Glue to Vast Aire of Cannibal Ox. Gilead has teamed up with MC/producer I.B. Fokuz (hip-hop composer of several McDonalds commercials and founding member of Tomorrow Kings: www.ibfokuz.com) to create ADVENT: A Modern Bible. ADVENT is the first installment of a sonic experiment rooted in an understanding of life as the quest to generate an ever evolving "heaven on earth," as opposed to looking toward a blissful afterlife that the greatest theologians and philosophers have failed to prove even exists. Produced in full by I.B. Fokuz, both MCs use this backdrop of epic melodic textures and hard-hitting drums to redefine Christianity and all of religion as not an otherworldly water pill, but a philosophy of generating progressive positive evolution within the joy and pain of the world.

    Gilead, a holder of two master's degrees in theology, a current PhD candidate in philosophy of religion and an MA in analytic philosophy, and an adjunct professor at Claremont School of Theology, uses this pool of knowledge to guide the album conceptually, leading it to some pretty interesting places. In the title track, Gilead gives a brief history of his first two albums, and I.B.'s rap chorus ties their successes and their shortcomings to the goal of the ADVENT album, which is to promote selfless responsibility of one to another and the world. "A Shade Above Black" is a science fiction tale told by both Gilead and Malakh El of the Tomorrow Kings in which they travel to a distant planet and rob it of essential natural resources to save Earth. In this song's ambiguous ending, an open-ended question of ecological justice is posed to the listener. "Genesis 1 G7AV is Gilead's declaration that the Biblical creation story is an allegory for evolution. Over I.B.'s primordial atmosphere of snapping snares and dark, melodic, brooding synths, Gilead adds Darwin to the Biblical canon, in the tradition of many liberal theologians before him. "My Girl and I " is the story of Gilead dating a pastor to whom he is not married and their sexual rendezvous (which Gilead retells graphically), with the conclusion that the Christian prescription against premarital sex is more about justice between two sexuality people than "...a piece of paper approved by the state." Gilead7 and I.B. Fokuz's ADVENT makes the case that the aim of holistic justice (racial, social, economic, ecological) in the world fulfills the goal of "religion," regardless if the Hindu or the atheist work towards it.

    What people are saying:
    "In an age of watered down production and rhymes, Gilead7 and I.B. Fokuz present a hard-hitting album with both meaningful substance and pleasant sounds. A must-have.
    -Foster, Co-host of WNUR Chicago's historic Time Travel Radio Show with Kevin Beachum of Rhymesayers Entertainment

    ADVENT: A MODERN BIBLE features guest appearances by vocalists such as Lana Simpson, Malakh EL (Tomorrow Kings), Collasoul Structure (Tomorrow Kings/Gilascope), Lamon Manuel (Tomorrow Kings), and Eustace Gill. All instrumentals were produced by I.B. Fokuz.

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    1. ADVENT
    Producers: I.B. Fokuz (of Tomorrow Kings)
    Year: 2012
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    2. Baptism
    Producers: I.B. Fokuz (of Tomorrow Kings)
    Year: 2012
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    3. Sophia
    Producers: I.B. Fokuz (of Tomorrow Kings)
    Year: 2012
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    4. Artsy Girl
    featuring Lana
    Producers: I.B. Fokuz (of Tomorrow Kings)
    Year: 2012
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    5. A Shade Above Black
    featuring Malakh El (of Tomorrow Kings)
    Producers: I.B. Fokuz (of Tomorrow Kings)
    Year: 2012
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    6. Gist
    Producers: I.B. Fokuz (of Tomorrow Kings)
    Year: 2012
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    7. First Rhyme (Gilascope)
    featuring Collasoul Structure (of Jyroscope + Tomorrow Kings)
    Producers: I.B. Fokuz (of Tomorrow Kings)
    Year: 2012
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    8. Genesis 1G7AV
    Producers: I.B. Fokuz (of Tomorrow Kings)
    Year: 2012
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    9. Of Me
    Producers: I.B. Fokuz (of Tomorrow Kings)
    Year: 2012
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    10. Suicide Note
    Producers: I.B. Fokuz (of Tomorrow Kings)
    Year: 2012
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    11. The Message
    Producers: I.B. Fokuz (of Tomorrow Kings)
    Year: 2012
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    12. War and Peace
    featuring Lamon Manuel (of Tomorrow Kings); Eustace Gill
    Producers: I.B. Fokuz (of Tomorrow Kings)
    Year: 2012
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    Comment: Banga fa sho!!
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    Name: (Posted: 6/13/2012 7:36:00 PM; Partial IP: 42.171.145)
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    Comment: 7 was on this song killing it dope rapper son
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    Comment: Gilead7's rhyme patterns are sick!!! Also, a dope concept for an album.
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