Exhibiting an underlying reassurance that good hip hop music can be positive, and refreshing, n8e overwhelms listeners with the creative rhymes, and energetic vibe presented on “One UniverSoul“. Achieving the number four (4) listing on the “Rap PPW Chart” n8e is making the type of noise fans are craving. Intense soulful production, and impacting, positive lyrics deliver good music that is easily embraced without resistance. Self produced California native, who appeared on Jon B.’s 1997 album “Cool Relax”, continues to move forward establishing himself as multi talented on the microphone, and in the studio.
The ingenious production technics of n8e will leave other producers at a handicap, while n8e’s suave microphone dynamics deliver energy, and positivity fans will vibe. Most of the 14 tracks, 59 minutes, and 18 seconds of this album are produced by n8e ( pronounced natee ), leaving other production talent including Tommy Brown, and Vibezelect. The music featured on this album is enhanced by an abundance of worthwhile concepts. The problem of being plagued by lack-luster material evades n8e’ satisfying release “One Universal”.
The best track on this album is “One Universoul“; however, “Indigo” is a very close second. Tracks 13, and 14 on this album are remixes of “One Universoul“; however, neither match the appeal of the original, but both are still highly enjoyed. All of the other tracks featured on this album will still appease fans with little effort. Clear, insightful lyrics, penetrating beats, and excellent production make the difference in placing n8e one step ahead of the rest. All of the songs featured on this album are weighted by very well written lyrics, as you can clearly grasp the various subject’s n8e narrates.
“One Universoul” features a mellow, smoothly laid beat carrying conscious rhyme content to get minds wide open. A track about finding oneself spiritually, and embracing unity, and the world for all its wonderful positivity; rather than, the negativity.
This album can best be described as an elaborate assortment of mind spelling beats wrapped tightly in universal thoughts. Appeasing in all aspects of a brilliantly produced album, fans will take notice, and enjoy n8e’s delightful music. A perfect example of artistic freedom.
2. One Universoul
3. Beats Wild
4. Soul Clap
8. Love Now
9. Mendocino St.
10. Mental Zen
11. Time Flash
12. Soular Eclipse
13. One Universoul ( soul vibe remix )
14. One Universoul ( vibezelect remix )
What others had to say….
“n8e pronounced (naytee) is making noise on the left coast with his debut, One UniverSoul, on BrainStorm Records“
Rashaun Hall, Billboard Magazine
“The hip hop/R&B album is packed with smooth positive grooves, as n8e’s soulful production is balanced by a serious lyrical consciousness and word flow.“
Red Zimmerman, Blu Magazine
“One UniverSoul delivers universal soul. Every track is playable and they do not waste any disc space. This album proves you do not need the five hottest producers to dish out a strong release. n8e shows that producing your own music can have its rewards.“
Kevin Perry, Synthesis