[RESPECT MAG] PenPals Team Up With Quelle Chris & Uglybraine for Ultimate Event [2/11]

Squires, The Cynic, & Rapswell make up the squad of PenPals. Being based out of Brooklyn, you already know what to expect: nothing less than rugged beats and hard bars. Penpals is choosing to give back to the community with an event in honor of all their work. Celebrating the releases of OG Aborigines’ Rice Krispy Treats (2016), PENPALS x Jazz Spastiks’ Made for the Underground (2016) &
Cynic The Apache’s Get The Gringo II (2017), they will be celebrating at Friends & Lovers on February 11th. The doors will open at 7 pm and the show starts at 8pm.

“What we haven’t given you in a while is a PENPALS Party and we’ve invited some friends to help us throw one.”

Purchase tickets online for $10 and get a free beer courtesy of Best Case Scenario. There will be performances from Quelle Chris, Doron Lev & Uglybraine with DJ Dyllemma on the 1’s and 2’s.

[INSIDE THE RIFT] Interview With Hip-Hop Duo, PENPALS.

PENPALS is a hip-hop duo out of New York that is paying homage to the old school sounds and flavors. The group (consisting of Cynic the Apache and MC Rapswell) has done an admirable job of reviving the classic sound of sample based, boom bap hip hop.

With their dense, multiple syllabic and comical delivery, the duo has been making waves in the underground scene for some time now. Their latest release, “Made for the Underground” is a collaborative effort with the producer tag-team of The Slipmat Bros. The project is a perfect representation of the power and potential of this collaboration as it showcases the talent of each artist.

I spoke with the group about their inspirations, their friendship with The Slipmat Bros. and the inner workings of the PENPALS project.

[BOI1DA PREMIERE] Brooklyn Trio Pen Pals Release Their Self-Titled Debut Album

From time to time this game throws a surprise at me, today it done just that as I was introduced to Brooklyn trip Pen Pals. Their debut album was actually forwarded my way five days ago but it accidentally slipped under the radar. I got to it today though and man am I glad I peeped.

New York’s music scene to me, is still one of the strongest, you just have to dig a little deeper than you would of used too. This Brooklyn trio are the perfect example of the talent that can be found in the underground of the big apple. The album has a very nostalgic sound to it, you could say it has your typical NY sound. The production throughout has a very 90’s feel, something that has seemingly gone missing in today’s game. It’s nice to hear this, over the production the trio got busy, I can’t state that enough. These guys can spit and it’s about real shit too. The album comes with one guest feature in Jammi Bass. My personal favourite from the album is ‘R. Crumb’, man these guys went in on that one and that production got me breaking my neck over here. If these three or their manager could get in touch with me it would be appreciated.

Stream the album down below or purchase over here.

[RESPECT MAG] Listen to New Music From PENPALS – “Trip to Peru” (prod. by Lars Viola)

After building a steady buzz over the past few years, Brooklyn trio PENPALS reveal one of their strongest tracks to date with their new single, “Trip to Peru,” featuring dusty production by Lars Viola.

For those unfamiliar, the PENPALS are rappers Cynic the Apache and Rapswell, with producer Squires behind the boards. And to date, they’ve made waves in the NYC underground and elsewhere with several ill projects, like their 2015 self-titled debut, which was followed-up the following year with, Made for the Underground, produced entirely by Jazz Spastiks (a/ka/ The Slipmat Brothers). With “Trip to Peru,” the group sounds more focused than ever over Viola’s jazzy, piano-heavy instrumental.

In addition to delivering sharp and clever wordplay throughout the track’s verses, Cynic and Swell wisely bring their humor to the chorus as well. Their Wheel Of Fortune-referencing lyrics are as absurd as they are catchy, to the point you’re likely to have “We got it down pat/ Sajak” for the next week (or more).

There’s no word yet on when we’ll hear a new project from the trio, but we should be in for another stellar installment in their discography if “Trip to Peru” is any indication. Give the track a spin right here courtesy of RESPECT., and then head over to the digital retailer or streaming platform of your choice to support!

[ARTISTIC MANIFESTO] PENPALS takes off on a “Trip to Peru”

New York’s PENPALS hits me with their latest track, “Trip to Peru.” The three man collective (consisting of emcee’s Cynic the Apache and Rapswell, with Squires handling production) puts a clever spin on the classic game show, Wheel of Fortune.

To date, they’ve made waves in the NYC underground and elsewhere with several ill projects, like their 2015 self-titled debut, which was followed-up the following year with, Made for the Underground, produced entirely by Jazz Spastiks (a/ka/ The Slipmat Brothers). With “Trip to Peru,” the group sounds more focused than ever over Viola’s jazzy, piano-heavy instrumental.

Stream the Lars Viola-produced track below and via digital platforms.

[EARMILK PREMIERE] Take an all-inclusive "Trip to Peru" with PENPALS [Premiere]

With their latest single, “Trip to Peru,” Brooklyn-based trio PENPALS delivers an instant classic and pleasant departure from the watered-down white noise on the airwaves. The laid-back hook — equipped with a clever Pat Sajak reference that Wheel of Fortune faithful will dig — is scrumptiously chill and smoothly figure-eights over Lars Viola’s dusty, nostalgic piano sample. Before even hearing the verses, it’s clear from the tippy that these dudes from BK spit BIC razor blades.

The EARMILK premiere of "Trip to Peru" continues PENPALS' foray into NYC's hotbed of underground talent. The group, composed of rappers Cynic the ApacheRapswell and producer Squires, has built up some serious buzz over the past few years thanks to well-received projects like Made for the Underground and their self-titled debut. "Trip to Peru," a loosie, proves that PENPALS still has plenty to say and surely will drop some more fuego blaps in the near future.

If you're funkin' with the golden-age vibes above, slide on over to your favorite streaming platform and show some love!


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