Hot Plate Records
With so many rappers featuring on each other’s recordings, hip-hop supergroups have become rare, which makes TRDMRK—whose impressive lineup includes Jurassic 5’s DJ Nu-Mark, SlimKid3 from Pharcyde, and newcomer MC Austin Antoine—a must-listen.
Though built around the lead single “Hands Up” (an absolute banger), this 7-song EP covers more than enough territory to suggest that it won’t be the group’s only project. Track two, “Pick It Up”, is a bit of a miss until its final verse, but the other five tracks are all tightly-produced, filled with flow and swagger from beginning to end. The featured artists, including Guilty Simpson (on “Fall in Numbers”) and Dillon Cooper (on “Pick It Up”) add the finishing touches to this compact debut filled with possibility and quality.
TRDMRK will embark on a world tour later this year.
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: TRDMRK – TRDMRK EP