Brooklyn’s rising emcee and producer duo Koncept & J57 (respectively) have released their new track ‘The Fuel’ featuring the soulful tones of Akie Bermiss on the chorus. ‘The Fuel’ (feat. Akie Bermiss) is the second single from their upcoming release The Fuel EP, out November 20, 2015 via Kon57 Records.
Premiered by Paste Magazine over the weekend, ‘The Fuel’ is a “feel good, organ-driven anthem… has a massive sound that wouldn’t feel out of place echoing off the walls of Madison Square Garden.”Koncept’s lyrics are hard-hitting and with the added accompaniment of Akie Bermiss’ emotive delivery of the catchy hook and backing vocals, implore us to contemplate our personal motivations and driving forces to greatness and success.
A gifted lyricist, Koncept conveys messages of positivity through his rhymes, crafting meaningful songs that create feeling and emotion based on his real-life experiences. He has worked with hip-hop heavy hitters from Ty Dolla $ign, Pharoahe Monche, Dead Prez and Royce da 5’9”. J57, an inspired creator in his own right develops vibrant canvasses of sound, sonic cathedrals complete with ceremonial organs. He has lent his production hand to some of the best, Wu-Tang legends Method Man, Raekwon andInspectah Deck, The Roots, Joey Bada$$ and closer to home Thundamentals and Tuka.
Koncept & J57 met in 2008 while working at Fat Beats, a West Village, NYC record store that was the launchpad for many underground rap artists while it was open from 1993-2010.
‘The Fuel’ (feat. Akie Bermiss) is available now via iTunes