The hip hop they tried to censor: New 2012 Album from Sherman Austin , former political prisoner
<table><tr><td>From <a href=http://www.ShermanAustinMusic.com>Sherman Austin Music</a>
It's the hip hop they tried to censor.
Sherman is releasing his second long-awaited solo album this month in 2012.
Sherman's first album "SILENCE IS DEFEAT" was released in 2007. Since then he has performed locally and over seas and been involved in a variety of projects. He performs live with a bass guitar adding a new dynamic to live hip hop especially from a solo-artist perspective.
While the radio is flooded with mostly bubblegum repetition from the same handful of artists over and over , Sherman's new album offers a fresh sound of what hip hop still has to offer. A raw, uncompromising, street-dynamic, hard hitting and heavy bass grooving sound with lyrics that bring a resurgence of revolutionary thought.</td><td><img title="all the kids love hard hitting street music... in 1988" width=200 src="http://shermanaustinmusic.com/2012albumcover500pt.png"></td></tr></table>
Sherman along with many other artists argue that what you hear on the (mainstream) radio most the time isn't there just because those artists have talent. Most do not make it big through talent. Most make it big by either having money to finance their projects and market themselves or they made it big because they already have connections in the industry. Yes , you can "make it big" with amazing talent - but the majority of big artists don't. So when you look at that equation you begin to realize just how skewed hip hop has become to the majority of listeners.
After 7 years the long awaited release for the second album has finally arrived.
Everything you hear on Sherman's album is originally composed. There are no sample loops. No MPC's. Beats are produced with keyboards, bass guitar, electric and acoustic guitars, basic beat sequencers, live drums and other percussion.
Give it a listen .. and turn up the BASS!