Wednesday, July 16, 2008 | Posted in ,,,

DJ Fakts One was a key figure in the Boston Hip-Hop scene for many years. He got his start djing parties and breaking local acts on WERS radio in the late '90's, through the popular "89.9 at Night" show. He dropped one of his first mix tapes (yes, on cassette) on the famed Brick Records titled "Heavy Hitters" and instantly started making noise throughout the state. Lending production to many releases by Mr. Lif and Akrobatik, it was inevitable that these three long-time friends would form a trio that was 100% pure hip-hop called The Perceptionists.

Although Fakts One’s departure left fans and friends both frustrated and confused, no one could deny his musical talents. Most just assumed that his highly anticipated debut opus “Long Range” would just become another victim of industry politics. It would be yet another rumored release that nobody would ever hear or could prove actually existed…until now. Finally, five years after its completion, “Long Range” will be released EXACTLY how he had intended before quitting the business. The album has some of the best MC's around (Little Brother, Planet Asia, Boot Camp Clik as well as his brothers in The Perceptionists; Mr. Lif and Akrobatik) and as one would expect, the beats are that classic boombap sound, drenched with his own blood, sweat and tears.

1. Ridin' Dirty
2. Grown Folks feat. Little Brother
3. Life Music feat. Rocklyn & Maya Azucena
4. OK feat. King Syze & Outerspace
5. Born For This feat. Chan
6. Don't Stop feat. Boot Camp Clik
7. The Showstarter feat. The Perceptionists (Mr. Lif + Akrobatik)
8. Audiovisual feat. J-Live
9. U From The Q feat. Universal
10. Set The Mood feat. Grayskul
11. Moments Matter feat. Tajai (of Souls Of Mischief)
12. Selfish feat. Akrobatik & Iyadonna
13. Longevity feat. Rasco, Planet Asia & Shakes Da Mayor
14. The Showstarter (Walkman Remix) feat. The Perceptionists (Mr. Lif + Akrobatik)

Don't sleep on this bangin' album! Sick beats galore and some ill guests including A.O.T.P. memebers, King Size & Outerspace, Boot Camp Clik, Little Brother & more!