I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again – I tend to catch artist’s early before sites like Earmilk, Hotnewhiphop, The Source, and the like catch on. It’s just facts. Before Rob Hicks appeared on a host of media outlets, I noticed his talent and conducted an interview – close to a year ago. Rob and his management have been amazing about recognizing this, and I couldn’t be happier for both of them.
Things have obviously picked up for him, and I had no doubts it would. In the last year or so he’s put a number of impressive loosies – but fans new and old were looking for something more lengthy to digest. We’ve finally gotten that in his newest and most ambitious endeavor yet – Paradise In Hell. It’s a VERY dark album for a very dark time in the US. The focus is on his life, as he shares his psyche, trials and tribulations, and always hefty pen game. He calls it “a project about lust, wrath and sorrow.”
The EP features capitol records signee Ted Park, Trapo and CCM member BoodahDARR (check our early interview with him here) Production is handled by Air Kalo, Medasin, Nate Maelz, and many more who are essential to the tone and execution of the EP. This is an essential listen for fall season.