Fresh off a successful Kickstarter campaign, veteran Boston-based hip-hop artist Edo. G returns with his 11th studio album, After All These Years. The new album features Chuck D, Camp Lo, Guilty Simpson, Specialteamz, jazz great Walter Beasley and more, with production by Pete Rock, 9th Wonder, Marco Polo, Vanderslice, and Explizit One.
After All These Years is a testament to Edo's longevity and consistency in the rap game. The album represents the classic boom-bap that he has built on since his 1991 debut, Life of a Kid in the Ghetto. One of the album's choicest cuts is "2 Turntables And A Mic," produced by Pete Rock: clearly reminiscent of the raw `90s sound first pioneered by both men more than two decades ago. "Fight," featuring Chuck D, is a hard-edged track produced by Vanderslice, with wisdom-soaked lyrics listeners would expect from two veterans. "Da Beef Goes On," featuring the Boston power trio Specialteamz (Jaysaun, Slaine and Edo), touches an emotional chord on domestic violence and the affect it has on families and children.
Edo.G explains, "After All These Years is a combination of what I've learned over the last 23 years in hip-hop, and in life. For me, it has been - and will hopefully continue to be - a springboard to greater things. This record marks what I would call my `third career' in hip-hop. The first was ED O.G & Da Bulldogs; the second was as a solo artist in the late `90s; and now with my partner Jamieson Grillo and the launch of our new label, 5th & Union."