Thursday, January 22, 2009 | Posted in ,,,,,

The much anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut album, Granite State returns with The RE:Public. Their first release changed the preconceived notion of how Hip Hop should sound, while their sophomore album takes listeners deeper into the eclectic world of Doug York and Bugout. Blending together the edge of Rock and 90's Boom-Bap, with an underlying essence of Soul, Granite State has blurred the line between socially conscience and commercially entertaining. After three years of touring the country, The RE:Public is Granite State's story of struggle in response to those they represent.

Backed by strong production from Evidence (Dilated Peoples, Kanye West), Statik Selektah (Jadakiss, Talib Kweli, Q-Tip, Freeway, Consequense), and DC the MIDI Alien (AZ, Termanolgy, East Coast Avengers, Army of the Pharaohs), Granite State have exceeded the expectations of many, and associate their appeal to the void that needs to be filled within a dying culture.

01. Hectic
02. The Get Up
03. Here We Go Again
04. One Shot feat. Evidence
05. Under The Influence
06. Work
07. Just Think feat. Reks
08. Societies Ill
09. American Beauty
10. Good God (Higher)
11. What I’m Used To feat. Esoteric
12. Up To Speed
13. I’m Gone
14. Silver Line

Props to Solaar

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