Last Friday, I was invited to NYC's legendary spot The Cutting Room to check out hip-hop/jazz band Nickel and Dime OPS for the release party of The Soulygamist, which is NY emcee Nickel Killsmics' second release, but first under the Nickel and Dime OPS name. 

The Nickel and Dime OPS consists of Nickel, Joe Strasser on drums, Jared Astin on organ and piano, Armand Hirsch & Andy Bianco on guitars, Freddie Hendrix, Jason Marshall and David Gibson on horns, Nathan Peck on bass, and last but not least, Victoria "Madame Secretary" Cave, Alej Sierra and Eliki on vocals.

"The album came together when a supporter of ours decided he wanted to put us in the studio." Nickel explains. "He was dead set on us capturing what it is that we have been doing live. So we recorded 7 of the tunes we agreed to be our best, plus ended up writing some new ones in the process. The end result turned out to be this soulful, musical, hip hop carnival."

The Soulygamist is 100% raw element and it's definitely a treat. No samples or computer generated beats, just soulful musical union anchored strong in the hip hop pocket by Nickel’s lyrics. With tracks such as "You Were Always There", "Death of Superman", "Shadow of Man" and "Existential", the album takes eclectic twists and turns throughout as the great musicians of the Dime OPS each take their moments to demonstrate their own musical talents.

"The concept wasn't premeditated." Nickel says. "When it was finally all done it was obvious what it was. The fans can expect high level lyricism and musicality, organic live hip hop sound. An album true to the classic hip hop sound, with a progressive take on it."

The Soulygamist out now on iTunes

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