Written by Ben Z @WI608
Having collaborated with many Pragmatic Theory members in the past, as well as being featured on their very first emcee compilation back in 2012, I knew this album was going to feature some of the best underground artists from around the world. Pragmatic Theory is well known throughout the global underground hip hop community and I was thrilled to see their latest release hit the inbox here at Upcominghiphop.net.
UK based label Pragmatic Theory began as a movement for the love & appreciation of music as well as inspiration from the talent found within the SoundCloud community. 2012 marked the release of the first compilation — a Curtis Mayfield tribute, released as both an album (mcs/beatmakers) and a beat tape. Not long after that, the Pragmatic Theory Bandcamp platform continued to release alternating compilations as well as independent artist releases. Continuing to be blessed with many talented artists and beatmakers as well as a loyal fan base, growth of the label opened up another opportunity to venture into vinyl and physical releases. Today the ethos of the collective & label remains the same: Provide a platform to promote underground artists and share new & innovative music with listeners.
With the vast pool of talent that Pragmatic Theory draws form, it is no surprise that Pragmatic Theory Presents: Life is yet another solid release. Every track brings the same quality as the last while still maintaining the unique flavors of each emcee and beatmaker. Not only is this a strong album, but it is also FREE! Listen and download via the Bandcamp link here http://pragmatictheory.bandcamp.com/album/life.
Life features: Kazi, Oh No, Strange U, Stainless Steele, Prof. Logik, Cornbread, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Supreme Sol, Robot Orchestra, Broke/, Nardo Says, Shuffle Jack, W.O.L.M, Pogflipper, Mr. Burns, Weirddough, Venomous2000, The Soul Plugger, DJ End.K, Iron Helmet, Tini, DJ Keal, GetDownBrothers, Cor Stidak, Quamin, Rez, Es-K, Associated Fresh, Josef Blo, Prozak Morris, 2-D Funk, Cruel Therapy, Dienst, Shulter, Akira, Mike el Angelo, Priest, J1K, Chel Strong, Funky Notes, A.C.E, ToneDeff Cutz, Nextwon, Byrdversion1 & Light The MC.