Saturday, June 16, 2012

Rhymes: Rakotep - 2 (Artist Spotlight)

Since I started writing for Okayplayer and Rapreviews, I've been getting an influx of artists emailing or tweeting me asking if I could post their music. I've always done my best to at least check out the music and give it a couple of listens, but I haven't always been the best at actually posting about it. So I'm going to try and post artist spotlights more frequently. With that being said, BRL's first Artist Spotlight is a duo called Rakotep. They consist of vocalist/emcee Stacy Epps and French producer Astronote. These two tracks are off of their upcoming album.
//Rakotep = Stacy Epps + Astronote (2)//

Please check out the new musical offering "2" from Rakotep, the duo composed of veteran emcee/songstress Stacy Epps and French super-producer Astronote! Two songs from their upcoming debut self-titled debut, "2" satisfies your hunger for musical balance with the joint "Neva Know" featuring smooth sounds and soothing vocals and "Finish" a lyrical feel-good summer track with heavy bass-lines and hard drums.


Stacy Epps collaborated with artists such as MF Doom, Madlib, J Dilla, Oh No, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Flying Lotus. Astronote produced for artists such as Talib Kweli, Buff1, Donwill of Tanya Morgan, Joell Ortiz, Guilty Simpson and Mayer Hawthorne.

Stacy Epps website:
Astronote website: