MC Moe Pope’s career first took off in the early 2000s with Bay Area-based Hip Hop band Mission (who later became known as Crown City Rockers). After a series of 12″ singles, Pope appeared on the group’s LP, One, in 2001, before he decided to return to Boston in order to look after his daughter. Back in his hometown, he connected with rapper/producer Insight and his five-man outfit, Electric (aka Electric Company). Along with members Anonymous and Raheem Jamal, Pope broke off from Electric to form Project Move, issuing their debut album, Love Gone Wrong/Butterfly Theory, in 2006. As each group’s members went off to make solo records, Pope reunited with his former Crown City cohort Headnodic for the 2008 well received collaborative album Megaphone.
2010 finds Moe Pope with a new production partner and a new label for his latest and most mature work to date, Life After God. Produced (almost entirely – Headnodic does supply the last beat as a bridge to the next Megaphone project) by upstart beat smith Rain (who has laid tracks for Masta Ace, Blacastan, Day Laborers and others), Life After God is what contemporary Hip Hop should sound like; not scarred to take chances sonically but with it’s roots firmly planted in traditional Boom Bap and Rock. The duo enlists the vocals of fellow Beantown legends Edo. G and Reks, Punk crooner/hypeman Chris Talkin and live instrumentation from Crown City Rockers alum. Brick Records is pleased to release this collective vision of Moe Pope and Rain, packaged in a 6 panel CD wallet and including full lyric sheets.
Envision the MC/Producer platform of Pete Rock & CL Smooth blended with the abstract prose of Bob Dylan and the pure adrenalin angst of Bad Brains and prepare for your Life After God.