Having joined forces with the impressive End of Earth Records roster, paradox presents his sophomore solo effort, “Called to Mind.” All beats for the project, minus one track produced by Beat Rabbi of Deepspace5 (Illect Recordings), were manhandled by the homie Elliot B., who has worked with such independent heavyweights as Josh Martinez, Qwel, 2Mex, Eyedea, Braille, Sleep of Oldominion, and fellow Portland-residents, the Sandpeople.
For “Called to Mind,” paradox enlisted the considerable skills of fellow emcees Othello (of Lightheaded), Metermaids (Sentence and Swell), Kaboose (Syntax Records), Jeremiah Bonds (Syntax Records), and SameOldJake. the album also features EOE family members, Sev Statik (of Deepspace5 and Tunnel Rats), Propaganda (of Tunnel Rats), Mellow Drum Addict, Common Child, and Afaar, and the talents of fellow Austin musician, Gina Chavez, whose vocals add a haunting, melodic note throughout. Drawing on experiences from two-years spent as a third-world country volunteer and as a high school Theology teacher, “Called to Mind” shows paradox to be no rookie on the mic with him spitting observational wisdom like a true old soul.
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