The largely influential Detroit emcee/producer Magestik Legend released his long-awaited third solo album, All This Time, (5/11/2018).
Far from the traditional “Detroit hip-hop record,” the new project is the result of Magestik’s artistic self-discovery through creative experimentation. Completely self-produced, the album features guests 14KT, The Black Opera co-founder Jamall Bufford (fka Buff 1 of the Athletic Mic League and Crown Royal), and more.
“This project sounds like an artist just letting himself be in the moment until it passes, and that is exactly what Magestik did. Most of the songs were made on the spot – with freestyles, melodies, and rhythms that painted the picture of exactly how he felt in that instance. Uniquely designed to go against the grain, ‘All This Time’ is a vibe. It can only be captured once in a lifetime and is the culmination of ML’s ability to craft a piece of perfect imperfection on his own terms. ‘All This Time’ is Magestik’s full exploration of who he is as an artist.” – The Black Opera
All This Time is Magestik Legend’s diary as an everyday man and OG whose rich history and influence in the Detroit hip-hop scene have been largely overlooked. It also serves as his first full-length solo effort since 2015’s Legend Has It.
Stream or purchase All This Time on Bandcamp: https://theblackopera.bandcamp.com/album/all-this-time
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More about Magestik Legend
Magestik Legend’s origins and influence in the Detroit Hip Hop scene are deep-rooted. The emcee/producer has been present for all of the city’s best hip hop eras– from the days of Awesome Dre, to the formation of Slum Village, to the birth of Eminem, to present day. What separated ML early on from many indie Detroit artists at the time was his mobility. His goal has never been to do just enough for the city to accept him.
In the late ’90s, high school classmate Nick Speed recruited ML to form a hip hop trio called 925 Colony along with Elzhi. Shortly after, ML joined Michigan hip hop supergroup Subterraneous Crew. The collective/label was comprised of Michigan’s then underground elites such One Be Lo (of Binary Star), RoSpit (fka Octane), T Calmese (fka iLLite), Decompoze, and more.
Following a fallout between ML and the crew’s leader, One Be Lo, ML went on to release six solo projects before joining forces with Ann Arbor, Michigan’s ‘Athletic Mic League King’ Jamall Bufford (fka Buff1) to form the now critically acclaimed counter-culture movement known as The Black Opera, which made its debut on Mello Music Group in 2011. Named by spiritual scientist Deepak Chopra as one of his favorite hip hop acts, The Black Opera has quickly grown from hip hop group to global creative collective and indie label. TBO’s evocative video for “Villains” landed the number one spot on Snoop Dogg’s “Underground Heat” show. Tajai Massey of Souls of Mischief says: “If you haven’t heard or seen TBO perform, you need to slap yourself. Literally my favorite group in hip-hop right now.”