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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 (Joc Scholar & Centric) – The Key (Video)

The recently formed California based Hip-Hop duo known as Grand Opus drops the second video for their latest single titled “The Key,” a fresh, infectious, hard hitting tune that has had many awaiting their yet to be announced full length album from the group, comprised of Bay Area producer Centric and Fresno native emcee Joc Scholar.

“The Key” video brings the single to life and captures the team in a creative visual performance directed by ApeHouseFilms, who has worked previously with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, DJ Drama, Young Chris and more.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OXYJuHKLzU

April 6, 2015 Posted by | Videos | , , , | Leave a comment

Grand Opus (Centric & Joc Scholar) – The Key (Single)

On the heels of the release of their highly rated debut single ‘Forever’ which dropped earlier this year, Hip-Hop duo Grand Opus drops their second track entitled ‘The Key.’ Grand Opus consists of Joc Scholar, Fresno based MC and Bay-Area producer Centric. Using the textbook Hip-Hop formula of one producer, one emcee, Grand Opus is raising the bar when it comes to beats and lyricism, redefining what you think of West Coast Hip-Hop.

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/grand-opus/the-key

August 8, 2014 Posted by | Audio | , , , | 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