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A Peace Of Sound (preview/purchase)

THA F.O.R.M.U.L.A. is an up-and-coming Hip-Hop producer/instrumentalist from Pacoima, CA. He also serves as part of a collective called Organized Threat. And he works as a producer for the Boston, MA based Gag Order Radio Show. Last month, he dropped his debut beat tape entitled A Peace Of Sound. The tape contains 14 full length beats with inventive titles. Peep the break to get an idea of what the project has to offer.

The tape kicks off with a track labeled “(EXIT)tence.” It contains a healthy bass, buoyant musical components, and a contemporary vibe. It’s a nice way to move into the tape. The next offering is “A Journey Into.” It has a beautiful melodic structure to it complete with Jazz style elements, a steady foundation, and a mellow vibe. It’s an excellent production and one of the highlights of the tape. Would make for a dope Hip-Hop or R&B track. From there the tape continues on with an effervescent nature to it. Occasionally, a cut will pop up with a more serious aura like “Reflection Of Self.” The dominant core, piano presence, and somber vibe really give off an intense sound. It’s seemingly the type of track an artist would select when they need to pour their heart out or get a burden off of their chest. The tape forges ahead with more high quality graceful tunes ending with beats that have a becoming little groove to them. The best example being the last effort on the project, “I Am.” It entails a swanky rhythm, a hint of refined vocals, and a seriously infectious vibe. An emcee with a reserved flow like a J. Cole or Kendrick Lamar could make a hit off of the beat for sure. The selection is a second favorite and was a grand way to conclude the project.

**My Two Cents: A Peace Of Sound was a refreshing introduction to THA F.O.R.M.U.L.A. and his producing style. He’s got a good thing going so far. I would have liked to have heard a little more diversity in his beats though. A few really heavy hitting, edgy, raw, street savvy type tunes would have provided a more fitting balance. But as a whole, I give the tape a 3.5/5 rating. This was a respectable debut and I believe he definitely has the potential to get stronger over time. -MinM