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Illogic & Blockhead: Capture The Sun

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    On April 16th, Illogic, a veteran of the Columbus, Ohio, hip-hop scene and Blockhead, a veteran of the New York hip-hop scene and long-time producer for Aesop Rock, will release their first collaborative full-length, Capture The Sun. The album, which includes features from Slug (of Atmosphere), Blueprint, Abstract Rude, and more, will be released on TK via Man Bites Dog Records.

    While Capture The Sun serves as the first full-length collaboration between Illogic and Blockhead, the two share a friendship, and working relationship, that dates over a decade. And for Illogic, an artist who's largely been quiet on the scene for a handful of years, and Blockhead, who's recently immersed himself in solo instrumental work, Capture The Sun comes during a creative intersection in the artist's respective solo careers. "I'd been wanting do to an album where it's just one MC and one producer," says Blockhead, explaining how he got back into producing for rappers. "All it took was Illogic dropping me a line, and I was down.

    Capture The Sun is a very personal project for Illogic, now married and with children, and everything about the album, from the music to the title, stems from the life changes that Illogic has experienced in the past years, as he nurtures his family while still pursuing his dreams of artistry. "The title, Capture The Sun, comes from something my grandmother always told me: 'Things delayed are not things denied,'" says Illogic. "Things happen how and when they're supposed to; the point is to go after your dreams no matter how out of reach they may seem, no matter what road blocks may get in your way. Keep going; keep moving."

    Those sentiments resonate throughout Capture The Sun, with songs like "Beautiful Sunday" or "Lighthouse," tracks that display not only Illogic's penchant for open, relatable stories but also the pairing's ability to create unique, complex songs. Another is "Last Breath," essentially an open letter from Illogic to his parents. "'Last Breath' is about how I've seen them over the years, how I appreciated what they've done for me and my brothers, but it also deals with their divorce," explains Illogic. "The song took me almost three years to write - I wanted to be sure I found the right words, for them and for myself, to understand my feelings."

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    1. Neva Heard
    Producers: Blockhead
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    2. Pillow Of Dreams
    Producers: Blockhead
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    3. Capture The Sun
    featuring Slug (of Atmosphere)
    Producers: Blockhead
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    4. Beautiful Sunday
    featuring Taylor Francis
    Producers: Blockhead
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    5. Bridges
    Producers: Blockhead
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    6. Live From The Horizon
    Producers: Blockhead
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    7. Justified
    featuring Blueprint
    Producers: Blockhead
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    8. Where's The Exit
    Producers: Blockhead
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    9. She Loves It
    Producers: Blockhead
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    10. Finally Free
    Producers: Blockhead
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    11. One Way Ticket
    featuring Zero Star
    Producers: Blockhead
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    12. Atlantis Depth
    Producers: Blockhead
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    13. Smile
    featuring Abstract Rude
    Producers: Blockhead
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    14. Last Breath (Family Fabric)
    Producers: Blockhead
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    15. Blindfold
    Producers: Blockhead
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    16. Lighthouse
    featuring Kristoff Krane
    Producers: Blockhead
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    Total Comments: 10
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/16/2013 5:30:00 PM; Partial IP: 57.125.122)
    Location: NJ
    Comment: I really find it sad to say because im a HUGE Blockhead fan, but I read a review from XXL and I 100% agree when they said that a mojority beats sound like something from the 90's..."Smile" along with "Last Breath" are dope but for the most part the beats sound, for lack of a better word "old". Just my opinion but Blockhead has been so caught up in making instrumental songs that hes really slipped up when it comes to making RAP SONGS. Not sure if its limitations with the ASR-10, if thats what hes still using but he needs to step up his sound, the beats just dont really knock, it is possible to have real banging drums and samples without becoming too trappish or synthy like most of the beats we here nowadays...just my opinion, like I said im a huge Blockhead fan, but unfortunately these beats just dont hold up in 2013...
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 7/3/2013 10:24:00 AM; Partial IP: 75.197.156)
    Location: heliopolis
    Comment: i like it a good album
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/2/2013 7:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 75.69.40.9)
    Location: ...
    Comment: Good shit from two artists I love but never expected to collaborate. Some songs left me uninterested and some of the pans & distortion on the mix were not best moves in my opinion.. but that said I dig the innovative direction this one was on.. just didnt seem complete to me. Ima still be giving it more spins though. These two are both very underrated in their respected fields
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/2/2013 1:08:00 AM; Partial IP: 08.208.177)
    Location: Florida
    Comment: One of the best 2013 album. I know Illogic is not mean't for everybody and Blockhead goes on a somewhat different direction that you don't typically hear from him. But it is a fucking amazing standalone project. Congrats Manbitesdog record.
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/1/2013 11:49:00 PM; Partial IP: 6.25.40.94)
    Location: Texas
    Comment: A few amazing tracks that stand head and shoulders above anything that's out there today, but there are also some fillers and some straight up weird shit that you wonder why its on the album in the first place. Another hyped album that is a let down.
    3 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 4/29/2013 6:15:00 PM; Partial IP: .188.153.2)
    Location: Shitfuck PA
    Comment: I HATE to say this being a huge fan of Blockhead, but the majority of these beats are just kinda bland and boring. If you compare these compositions to any of his solo works, or the beats on Labor Days, there is just no comparison. These are his throwaways. Just sayin. Illogic is dope though, but when my dude go Christian?
    Name: (Posted: 4/16/2013 9:16:00 PM; Partial IP: 27.244.126)
    Location: York
    Comment: Buy this! Just got it and its incredible both lyrically and production wise. Never heard Illogic before but he is dope on this
    Name: (Posted: 2/23/2013 2:44:00 AM; Partial IP: 126.170.61)
    Location: Bay
    Comment: cover art sick.... "capture the sun"....solid too... vid an interesting move....shouldn't you have more veiled references of idle threats and hating superheros n shit? you know some baloon popped rubber batmans at least
    Name: (Posted: 2/15/2013 8:28:00 PM; Partial IP: 83.188.162)
    Location: CALi
    Comment: they collabin?? alright noww
    Name: (Posted: 2/2/2013 3:32:00 PM; Partial IP: 113.108.35)
    Location: Washington State
    Comment: Oh hell yeah! Blockhead getting back to making some rap albums after his instrumental kick... and w/ Illogic... sheeeeeit
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