Damien Styles brings back the intricate art of storytelling with his latest project, Young Piccasso The Legendary Fossil, hosted by Statik Selektah.
The beats were made by The Audible Doctor (50 Cent, Fredro Starr), The Entreproducers (Capitol Steez, Kendrick Lamar), G1 (Tupac, R. Kelly), JR Medina, Profzilla, Thilonius X and more. The album was recorded and mixed by Scott “Bilistic” Al-Tall at NLR Studios.
Skyzoo and Bobb’e J Thompson are featured on the album.
Styles says of the project:
“This project is my baby at the moment. I’ve done this so many times that I have at least two full length projects worth of songs we scrapped. I have been working on it for over 2 years, I wanted it to be perfect, after all, you only get 1 chance at a first impression & since this will be my first release(even though I’ve been recording for almost 10 yrs) I did everything I could to make it the most solid from beginning to end that it could be. We took extra time to make sure the beats, the mixes, the lyrics, the delivery, the artwork, the concepts were all a true representative of my talents as well as the talents of the people that surround me. I am completely satisfied with this project and think the world will be as well! I’m ready for the world to hear this.”
The track list:
1. Candy Rappers (Intro) [Prod. By JR Medina]
2. Proved It (Feat. Bobb’e J Thompson) [Prod. By The Audible Doctor]
3. Lone RAINger [Prod. By Profzilla]
4. Summertime [Prod. By JR Medina]
5. Flows Galore [Prod. By G1]
6. Chinese Symbols [Prod. By Thilonius X / SNARES]
7. Be Ali [Prod. By The Audible Doctor]
8. Mink Coats & Diamonds (Feat. Bilistic) [Prod. By JR Medina]
9. Movies [Prod. By Thilonius X]
10. Visions Of Greatness [Prod. By Amillion Ways]
11. Believe Now 2 (Feat. Skyzoo) [Prod. By The Audible Doctor]
12. Hands Up, My Brother [Prod. By JBZ Beats]
13. Wait A Minute [Prod. By Michael Pratt Beats]
14. Jaw Dropped [Prod. By Royalty Jones]
15. This Far [Prod. By Nelac Beats]
16. Lamb Of God [Prod. By Profzilla]
17. Problem Child Era (Feat. The Elevated Youth (Venomous2000, Thain, Profzilla, B3B3, Onetakecarter, TAR!K, EDDIE).
Styles has been prepping for this for 10 years. This project is one to watch for. Press play on the soundcloud link “Chinese Symbols.” FIRE!
Magazine, Fall 2015