Beneficence and Confidence releases the “Illest Mic Pros” video featuring Keith Murray.
Ill Adrenaline Records co-founder and Brick City native Beneficence drops his seventh album entitled “Stellar Mind”, entirely produced by longtime collaborator and Boston producer Confidence (of Rashad & Confidence). “Stellar Mind” is the follow up to Benef’s underground smash hit album “Basement Chemistry” (2016) that included an array of bangers with high caliber guest appearances by Inspectah Deck (of Wu-Tang Clan), Masta Ace, MC Eiht, and many more.
More than four years in the making, “Stellar Mind” takes a deep journey and boom bap ride with flawless production courtesy of Confidence, the man with the golden sound. Benef’s & Conf’s latest installment is a mastery of beats, rhymes, jazz loops, and soul at its apex. With slick vocals and blue-collar aesthetics, it gives the listener head-nodding street anthems and stays true to its roots. 16 tracks strong, the album takes a more personal approach and drops around the same time as Benef’s book “Concrete Soul: Memoir & Making of Ill Adrenaline Records.”
Beneficence & Confidence is a dream team that boom-bap connoisseurs have been patiently eager to hear. Along with slick intelligent rhymes, thought-provoking concepts, and sharp & precise cuts handled by 12 Finger Dan, DJ Grazzhoppa and DJ Kaos (RIP), the LP comes equipped with an impressive guest list of rhyme slingers to deliver a long-awaited gem for underground hip-hop fans around the globe. Features include Masta Ace, Keith Murray, Ras Kass, AG (of D.I.T.C.), Chubb Rock, Lord Tariq, Craig G, El Da Sensei (of The Artifacts), Phantasm (of Cella Dwellas), Ali Vegas, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Wordsworth, Queen Herawin (of Jugganots), Truth Enola and soul singer Melinda Camille. The thoroughbred soul survivors are back for the people.