ltd 12" VINYL ALSO AVAILABLE THROUGH B-LINE RECORDINGS
NEWBIAS DIGITAL AND B-LINE PROUDLY PRESENT: #CognitiveDiss
- the 2nd full-length solo album from critically acclaimed hiphop artist “CARPETFACE” - who recently burst back on to the UK circuit making impressive waves after a 10 year gap between solo releases, now once again causing a stir across the international hiphop scene with the ongoing respect and support of fellow artists, fans of music with a message, and tastemakers in independent radio and press.
An album of 100% fresh, conscious hiphop with a uniquely original yet classic feel and catchy-as-fuck chorus hooks that stick in the brain from the very first listen, impressively blending radio-friendly songwriting skills with devastatingly heavyweight lyrical prowess, all delivered in CARPETFACE's well-honed tonguetwister rhyming-style remeniscent of hiphop's golden era.
The LP comprises 12 thought-provoking tracks ranging from upbeat bboy bangers to reflective soulful downtempo headnod. A collection of heartfelt sentiments centered around themes of paradigm shift, entering maturity, compassion in the face of corporate corruption and channelling angry energy into constructive solutions, from the point of view of a single dad sick of raging against the machine.
Guest rap vocals, production collabs and turntable contributions come from:
US heavyweights DONALD D (RHYME SYNDICATE) and UGLY DUCKLING's YOUNG EINSTEIN,
DJAR ONE (Beats House Records) and NONSTOP over in France,
UK producer DJ MONEYSHOT (THE ALLERGIES / Jalapeno Records)
and Amsterdam-based beatmaker YUNIQ
“The British Phill Most Chill” - HBS MUSIC ARCHAEOLOGY
"After a near ten year hiatus, CARPETFACE is back with a metaphorical bang on his second feature-length project, Cognitive Diss. Having been almost three years in the making, it oozes that old-school, feel good Hip Hop sound; with infectious hooks, crisp beats and intricate wordplay at the core yet managing to maintain an unquestionable freshness about it…a project that heads off in twelve very different directions whilst being just as powerful as a complete release" - WORDPLAY MAGAZINE
"Dope…Yo …simply Dope" - AFRIKA ISLAM
(Rock Steady Crew / Rhyme Syndicate Records - Producer: ICE-T: "Power" / "Rhyme Pays" / "O.G (Original Gangster)" & "Freedom of Speech..Just Watch What You Say!")
“Move over Kool Keith!” - TIME OUT NEW YORK
"I heard the song and loved it right off the bat like this is going to be cool man…for me the song is incredible but the album…one of the best Ive heard in a long time catering to hiphop where you've got lyrics, beats, good themes, good choruses - I was listening today and I was inspired"
-DONALD-D (Rhyme Syndicate / The B-Boys / Ice-T "Power")
“Prince Paul Smoking crack with Syd Barrett”
- JOCKEY SLUT MAGAZINE
“Wembley's one-man answer to the Beastie Boys!
-no style or genre is too daring for this man” - DJ FORMAT
“So sick it's ridiculous!” - BEARDYMAN
"CARPETFACE rides the rhythm effortlessly, commanding the stage with his old-school style of rhyming synonymous with groups like Demon Boyz and Gunshot, rhyming without missing a beat, a rare sight these days but also being as clear as day on the microphone" - DJ SUPREME (Hijack)
"The LP has an golden era feel and even features production by Young Einstein from Ugly Duckling. out in July...Yum Yum Eat It Up! “ - BRITISHHIPHOP. CO.UK
“Here's one of our greatest eclectic British artists to come out of the Hip Hop scene and it's great to see Carpetface back on top form.... Carpetface is top and will always come with something creatively interesting and dope!” -TJ CHILL (KAOSS CREW)
“the single offers a smooth and promising glimpse of what is to expected from his 2nd album, ‘Cognitive Diss’ released later this year...it comes as a no surprise to the listener that his songs carry in themselves a strong message of ‘keeping it real’, in the name of hiphop...recommended!”
- I AM HIPHOPMAGAZINE