It’s Friday the 13th and Bronx representative, St. Ivan the Terrible, is serving up bars! His latest project, From the Dirt & the Muscle, is produced entirely by England’s own Hobgoblin. The production is energetic, hardcore boom bap with a touch of Hobgoblin’s own unique nuances. St. Ivan the Terrible has created a dope project that represents what New York is supposed to sounds like. The tracks are invigorating with power-packed bars and a gritty delivery that all hip hop heads will greatly appreciate.
From the Dirt & the Muscle consists of 11 songs, and “Exordium”, “Calm & Cool”, and “From the Dirt & the Muscle” are my personal favorites. What’s a project without a few hot collaborations with friends? Bankai Fam’s own Skanks the Rap Martyr, Don Streat, and Nadia of Haus of Krooks all came through with and brought something different to the table. And let’s not forget the cuts by a remarkably talented DJ — DJ Jabbathakut!
The entire project concept is well thought-out and the vibe is authentic Boom Bap! I’m really impressed with it. St. Ivan’s album is now readily available for purchase at cdbaby.com and streamable on all other digital platforms — iTunes, Tidal, Amazon Music, Deezer, Spotify, etc. Acquire your copy now. And support dope hip hop!