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Onry Ozzborn (of Grayskul + Dark Time Sunshine): Hold On For Dear Life

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Onry Ozzborn has been one of the key voices of Seattle Hip Hop over the last decade. Perhaps best known as one half of Rhymesayers Entertainment duo Grayskul and more recently for being the vocalist of Fake Four psych-pop-hoppers Dark Time Sunshine. Over the years Onry has collaborated and toured with everyone from Atmosphere and Eyedea to Aesop Rock and Cage.

With his latest (and supposedly final) solo release "Hold On For Dear Life" Fake Four presents a hard hitting yet curiously poppy album of diverse beats and unique thoughts from a truly original voice in hip hop. Although his children Violet and Nicholas Sire (whose photos grace the album artwork) seem to be the guiding light of inspiration on this album, Ozzborn's particular brand of surrealism and twists on boom bap standards shine through on these 16 tracks. With guests vocalists such as Sapient, Xperience and Reva DeVito providing singing counterpoints to Ozzborn's harder sounding raps the album takes on a more melodic sound than most straight ahead hip hop records.

The beats on "Hold On For Dear Life" are also a diverse bag of sounds contributed largely by Oldominion crew mainstays such as Smoke and Taco Neck along with a gorgeous finale by Dark Time Sunshine producer Zavala. Some of the stylistic differences of these songs are going to take listeners by surprise but for the most part this is just classic Onry Ozzborn material - real, raw, a bit strange but all honest.

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1. Michael Admires You
featuring Sapient (of Sandpeople)
Producers: Sapient
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2. The O.O.
Producers: Bean One
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3. All To Herself
featuring Reva DeVito
Producers: Smoke
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4. The Get Away Car
Producers: Budo
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5. That Good
featuring Sapient (of Sandpeople)
Producers: Nickels Hawkeye
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6. Way Out
featuring Maggie Morrison
Producers: Smoke
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7. Best Of All Time
Producers: Bean One
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8. Electric Dreams
featuring Thaddeus (of SOTA); Tilson
Producers: Mr. Hill
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9. Limbo Thus Purgatory
featuring Xperience
Producers: Budo
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10. Daughters
Producers: Smoke
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11. Hold Up
Producers: P.Smoov
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12. Nightlife
featuring Candidt
Producers: Smoke
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13. N.W.A. List
featuring PeeGee 13; Candidt; IAME
Producers: Smoke
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14. Hold On For Dear Life
Producers: Taco Neck
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15. Blend In
Producers: Zavala
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16. I Give Up
Producers: Smoke
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17. Fake Four (Outro)
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3.8 Stars (3.8 Stars )
Total Comments: 14
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/19/2014 2:31:00 PM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
Location: az
Comment: I can't co sign this! Ya'll may fuck with it but I can't!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/24/2011 11:38:00 PM; Partial IP: 23.175.102)
Location: Nikuleanin
Comment: Dope! You're hot!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/2/2011 5:03:00 PM; Partial IP: 78.210.205)
Location: 303
Comment: It called evolution. The Dinosaurs do die at the end. Trust me, I saw this one already.
Name: (Posted: 2/17/2011 9:57:00 AM; Partial IP: 89.148.191)
Location: Montpelier Vermont
Comment: But WHY THE FUCK DOESNT SAPIENT HAVE A VERSE THATS WHAT REALLY PISSED ME OFF
Name: (Posted: 2/17/2011 9:33:00 AM; Partial IP: 89.148.191)
Location: Montpelier Vermont
Comment: That Good with sapient. killllllllllllllllllllla beat
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/15/2011 11:42:00 PM; Partial IP: 231.63.110)
Location: Tampa
Comment: Since 2009, Onry has dropped Believeyoume, Graymaker, Cornucopia, Vessel, No Hoax, and Hold On For Dear Life - all with great reviews. In addition, Onry tours, features on other MC's albums, and is working on Grayskul's new album Zenith. Its no wonder why Onry has said this will be has last album, he is overworked. As a result of being overworked, Hold On To Dear Life isn't on the same level as previously released albums. But when compared to new releases from other MCs, Hold On For Dear Life stands out among the best. FOUR STARS!!
4 Stars
Name: (UGHH Staff) (Posted: 2/11/2011 7:30:00 PM; Partial IP: 104.46.194)
Location: UGHH World HQ
Comment: another great album from the Oz, I agree that it's not of Dark Time Sunshine caliber... but really, what is... DTS is probably the best new hip hop out there... regardless HOFDL is bangin... to the anonymous douche who said "pick a lane"... obviously you don't remotely understand Onry, who constantly re-invents himself and/or inhabits different personas on each project, while still staying mad consistent i.m.o... keep listening to your one dimensional emcees douche... onry inhabits multiple dimensions at once and his tunes are audible art, it doesn't just immediately sink in like bullshit pop music candy that you may dig for a sec and then immediately forget... you gotta let it simma simma son...
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/8/2011 2:57:00 PM; Partial IP: 242.151.82)
Location: san diego ca
Comment: onry ozzborn is one of the best mcs I ever heard from the pacific northwest grayskul is a very underated group alot of bitches would disagree with that but fuck em they dont have an album with some classic material coming out they just like 2 talk shit cause they got nothing better 2 do. death 2 pop radio peace 2 old dominion
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/8/2011 2:42:00 PM; Partial IP: 74.222.187)
Location: Chicago
Comment: Saw grayskul in concert twice, unfortunately. Dude stick to the solo shit. Came out wearing gwar masks tryin to scare people (LAME as HELL). now your on your album sayin, "what it do?" Pick a lane pick a lane
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/5/2011 7:10:00 PM; Partial IP: .108.102.3)
Location: Victoria, Canada
Comment: Very dope, original stuff! That last song produced by Zavala is the highlight I would say.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/4/2011 8:57:00 PM; Partial IP: 21.219.107)
Location: seattle
Comment: pretty mediocre black eye peas steaz. thank god its his last solo becouse I think hes gettin a rupaul makeover
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/4/2011 1:51:00 PM; Partial IP: 116.90.145)
Location: Norway
Comment: its not as good as dark sun shine but its still good
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/2/2011 3:37:00 PM; Partial IP: 89.148.191)
Location: Monty P, VT
Comment: dope beats. dark time sunshine, iame, sapient, grayskul im in.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/24/2011 6:30:00 PM; Partial IP: 69.234.238)
Location: Karditsa,Greece
Comment: Can't wait for this album!
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