I Predict A Riot – Hezekiah

Label: Rawkus

Not in fact the 13th king of independent Judah as you might have thought, but smoothy soul Phily based Beat Society member, Hezekiah back with his sophomore album, ‘I Predict A Riot’ – a silky smooth peace offering of luxurious, horizontal rap, smoky hip-hop beats and a generous dose of funk.

Raised in a musical family just outside of Philadelphia and fostering a not unworthy predilection for the likes of Otis Redding, Bo Diddley and God (in that order), the young Hezekiah perfected his musical skills belting out the word of the Lord at his family’s church. His debut album, ‘Hurry Up and Wait’ was included on iTunes ‘Best of 2005’.

‘I Predict A Riot’ was put together away from the madding crowd of in Hezekiah’s home studio, where the former Beat Society member was able to sketch-out a reasonably minimal and insular record that just about avoids the usual musical pitfalls and self-indulgence of homespun recordings.

Guest appearances included collaborations with Freeway, Bilal, Jaguar Wright, Eleon, Jamal, Aaron Livingston and Kamachi.

Evangelical if not outspoken.

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Released: 21 September 2007