- Nov 10, 2009
- Hip Hop & Rap
- 2.8 oz
- new (we only sell new items)
- Coalmine Records
- DJ Revolution; Dilated Peoples (of Evidence + Rakaa Iriscience + Babu); Heltah Skeltah (of Sean Price + Rock); Inspectah Deck (of Wu-Tang Clan); Masta Ace; R.A. The Rugged Man; Saigon; Wordsworth
- Alchemist; Alkota; Babu; BeanOne; Contagious; Contaigous; Dylan Margerum; Illmind; J.R. Rotem; Marco Polo; Shuko; Street Orchestra; The Returners; Unknown
Hunger Pains is the latest full length release from underground heavyweight Bekay. Over the past few years, Bekay has created a loyal, cult-like following in the underground hip-hop community by relentlessly recording, performing and grinding. Known for his complex imagery, shock value and clever wordplay, Bekay has established himself as a rather controversial figure in the hip-hop game. The former 106 & Park contestant and Rawkus 50 alumni joined forces with the burgeoning Brooklyn-based Coalmine Records to craft a body of work that will clearly be defined as Bekay's benchmark release to date. Hunger Pains is a project that took several years to complete and enlists several noteworthy guest appearances and producers. From hit maker J.R. Rotem's cinematic production on "Visions", to the legendary Masta Ace on the DJ Babu produced feel good summer anthem "Brooklyn Bridge", to the smash single "I Am" produced by The Alchemist, Hunger Pains showcases the rare unification of an underground rapper with a major label sound scape. From start to finish, Hunger Pains is a major achievement that will solidfy Bekay's standing in the game as an artist dedicated to both the progression and preservation of this culture.