Hey what’s up Hazardis Soundz? First off, I want to thank you for taking the time out of your schedule for this interview.
Everything is great, thanks for having me.
You’ve got quite the impressive resume as an engineer and a producer but you recently produced an entire project for REKS titled Eyes Watching God that is now on iTunes. How did you and Reks go about linking up together and making this project come together?
Brick Records is proud to present the REKS & Hazardis Soundz collaborative album Eyes Watching God. The concept album has the duo showcasing a contrast between “good and evil” beginning with a “God Side” and finishing with a “Devil Side.” The CD artwork features a dual-image album cover showing both the ‘Good’ and ‘Evil’ sides, depending on what angle you view it from. The Massachusetts lyricist linked up with the Queens native in South Florida to complete the album during the past year, and they enlisted N.O.R.E, Saigon, Fredro Starr, Termanology, Ruste Juxx, Dutch Rebelle and others to add to their cause. The result is a highly conscious and fiercely political album.
“Working with REKS on this project has been a great experience. The creative process was organic and effortless. We were in the studio together for every song on the album and it was as simple as me showing Reks a beat and him picking up the pen and writing. Nothing was ever forced. I am really proud of this body of work and I’m very excited for the world to hear it.” says Haz.
REKS adds, “It felt natural working with Haz. He has a great ear for music and was interested in me trying beats I am not accustomed to spitting on. It helped me diversify myself a bit”. The chemistry between the two is evident throughout Eyes Watching God, which drops on CD and digitally on 7-15-14.
REKS & Hazardis Soundz Eyes Watching God Tracklisting:
1. Eyes Intro
2. Garvey f/ N.O.R.E & Saigon
3. Free Minds f/ EzDread
4. Eye 2 Eye (additional vocals by Venessa Renee)
5. Martyrs (Steve Biko)
6. I, Visionary f/ Termanology
7. Lesser God f/ Ming
8. Hold Your Applause (cuts by Deejay KNS)
9. Unholy f/ Fredro Starr & Ruste Juxx
10. Hop Out Boyz
11. Poison f/ Dutch Rebelle
13 So Much f/ Knowledge Medina
14. Devils Clutches (cuts by Dj Heron)
16. My Arena f/ CityBoy Dee
17. Jon Doe Flow f/ Termanology & Easy Money
(All songs produced, mixed and mastered by Hazardis Soundz)
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1. Lion (Feat. Styles P & Raekwon) [Prod. Hazardis Soundz]
2. All Alone [Prod. Beats N Da Hood]
3. Diablo B [Prod. Scram Jones]
4. Cheatin (Feat. GoodBelt Gang) [Prod. Spk]
5. #FACTS (Feat. Yung Reallie) [Prod. Jahlil Beats]
6. That’s a GoodBelt (Feat. GoodBelt Gang) [Prod. International Sho]
7. Cowboys and Indians [Prod. Harry Fraud]
8. Medical Theory (Get High) [Prod. Beats N Da Hood]
9. Powder Water (Feat. Troy Ave & Sho Ballotti) [Prod. Dame Grease]
*Bonus Track (Capone-N-Noreaga)
10. Rap Rushmore (Feat. Nature, Capone & Cormega) [Prod. Hazardis Soundz]