Day One: Turning Hip-Hop music upside down

Day One Band - Promotional Image
Day One Band - Promotional Image

LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2014 – Hip-Hop music has taken a left turn with a mainstream approach. The collaborations such as Ludacris & Justin Bieber and even Miley Cyrus & Snoop Dogg (or Snoop Lion) have made some hip-hop fans wonder what has happened to hip-hop songs of Nas, 50 Cent, and Dr. Dre.

There is nothing wrong with going mainstream; whatever gets your music heard and pays you the best is not a bad approach. Yet there is a duo group based in Oklahoma City called Day One, with the names of Lucius The Ruler and Real Jim Dexter, who are turning hip-hop music up side down one song at a time. Day One recently released their album The Ark, which has a blended mix of hip-hop, rock and electronic music.

The music in The Ark have a smooth tempo and fits perfect in your ear buds after a stressful day at work or even listen to in an upscale lounge without having to listen to the consistent explicit content of Lil Wayne or Rick Ross.

The Ark keeps the real perspective of life when you listen to the songs Squares, The Ark and Pull, if the words don’t keep you thinking the beats will certainly do because of the mix of hip-hop, rock and electronic music that Day One uses in the album.

Day One makes for a combination of Lincoln Park meets Jay-Z with a touch of electronic beats.

Even the Day One music video, We Are not Alone, focuses on an individual of everyday life, not on the flashy rented cars and vulgar women that mainstream hip-hop music videos show for up and coming artists.

With the steady stream of smooth beats, real life lyrics collaborative Day One will turn hip-hop music fans up side down. As the song Squares say’s “this ain’t no rich man rap you never heard it before” and certainly the mix of hip-hop, rock and electronic pop music is something you don’t hear everyday nor is it for the rich man that enjoys Lil Wayne and Justin Bieber.

Day One is no stranger to the music scene. Day One started in 2009 and has performed across the central area of the United States and even performed at South by Southwest Music Festival.

If you are looking for music to smooth the soul, play in an upscale lounge or just listen to something different from the mainstream hip-hop scene Day One is your answer.

Follow Jose at @jful51   Day One on Twitter at:

@day1music @RealJimDexter  @LuciousTheRuler


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