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Grand Opus (Centric x Joc Scholar) – Forever (Album)

The Westcoast Hip-Hop duo Grand Opus (Centric & Joc Scholar) emerge in the form of the classic producer and emcee lineage, with a nostalgic, yet distinctive sound and style, as they release their debut album titled “Forever,” in concurrence with the third set of visuals from the studio album, for the opening track “Enter The Opus.”

The group is made up of Oakland, CA. producer Centric, who has collaborated with the likes of Kool G Rap, Black Rob, Sean Price, Mistah FAB and Swizz Beatz to name a few, and Joc Scholar, the illuminating emcee from Fresno, CA, who laces the beats with his undeniable style, lyricism and delivery. The pairing connect to create a hard hitting and unique brand of hip hop with “Forever,” which features Fresno heavy hitters Planet Asia, Nas’ Mass Appeal artist Fashawn, and Roc Nation writer/songstress Alicia Renee, who has penned hits for both Rhianna and Adriana Grande.

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/grand-opus-forever/sets/grand-opus-forever-full-album

March 24, 2016 Posted by | Audio, Mixtapes, News | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Grand Opus (Centric x Joc Scholar) – Forever (Video)

In the vein of Pete Rock & C.L Smooth, Reflection Eternal, Gang Starr and other legendary hip-hop MC/Producer duos, Grand Opus is a newly formed California based group, and the nostalgia-inducing ‘Forever’ is their introduction single. Joc Scholar, MC from Fresno and Bay-Area producer Centric (Sean Price, Kool G Rap, Rapper Big Pooh, Wordsmith), join forces to create a timeless offering, letting listeners know that hip-hop is very much alive on the West Coast. With Centric’s hard hitting drums/melodic chords, combined with Joc Scholar’s mic presence/thought provoking rhymes, ‘Forever’ captures with a feel of where “vintage meets the future.”

Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mZ-G8wK8k0

February 5, 2014 Posted by | Videos | , , , | Leave a comment