As we anticipate the arrival of his forthcoming album, Conrizzle stirs up the waters again with the debut of “Aleister Crowley.” The name might sound foreign, but Crowley is a borderline mythical figure for his artistic endeavors and role in creating the religion and philosophy of Thelema. Crowley was villainized, once described as “the wickedest man in the world,” due to his recreational drug use and experimentation with magical rituals. Conrizzle captures the mystery and dark reputation of Aleister Crowley and applies it to hip-hop, producing a bleak instrumental complete with heavy bass and sinister laughing. His verses are complete with satanic metaphors and aggressive threats, as he fearlessly attacks those who would seek to impede his progress.
When listening to “Aleister Crowley,” we feel as if we don’t quite know what we’re getting into. We’re intrigued. Look to hear more releases leading up to the debut of Eastern Wayne Alumni. Not many people can make infectious choruses referencing obscure British philosophers from the 1800’s. Conrizzle is one of those people. We’re happy to be premiering this record today, as part of G5’s Cinco De Mayo music day. Look for Eastern Wayne Alumni to drop in the near future, and stream “Aleister Crowley” below. For more background on Conrizzle and his G5 Music compatriots, check out HouseofLears.com.