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HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, USA (July 24, 2010) – Global meltdown. Crashing economy. Pollution. War. Local stagnation. It is a world we all live in, yet in some way, people remain insulated from reality. Not if Manchester, New Hampshire (USA) native, El*A*Kwents has anything to say about Earth’s current status-quo. On his newest, digital release, Transformative Traits, El*A*Kwents annihilates the presently held notion of politics, religion, education, pharmaceuticals, economics and war. The tone is angry, yet concerned. It is emotional, yet thoughtful and intense, yet releasing; it is with all intentive-purposes–transformative. El*A*Kwents is seeking the truth to improve on himself, and he is also seeking to help others on their journeys through the ups and downs of life. We are all co-creators in this reality.
On Transformative Traits, a five-song EP, melodic and moving beats, produced by Wellis Fool, cultivate and propel El*A*Kwents to unprecedented levels of lyricism and verbal combat, launching a stifling bombardment of meticulous energy, with the intent of dislodging the karmic block on the whole of humanity, and also the emcee personally. The album starts off by playing on the infamous catch-phrase, “The American Dream”, with the intro-song titled “Americans Dreamin”. The “American Dream” is about business and money now, by any means necessary. Public servants are serving self. The powers that be are spying on us and manipulating the economy. The mainstream, multi-national corporate media serves money interests. Small circles of powerful and secretive men spawn political think tanks to manifest their wicked plots and schemes. El*A*Kwents sarcastically, yet strategically, rolls off “Americans Dreamin” into his second song, “Everything Is Fine”.
The onslaught continues as “It’s Worse Than You Think” takes aim at the legal-drug industry, the media, and education. Doctors are prescribing five year olds drugs for depression and anxiety, among other things. Hollywood and pop-culture warp the minds and behavior of our youth through music and film. The school system teaches half-truths and omits any blemishes from the past. Yes, our problems are very real and extremely troubling. El*A*Kwents warns we must pay attention, become self-aware, responsible, and self-healing, in order to survive the coming crisis. Yes, he believes the worst, and best, are yet to come.
The closing song is the title song, “Transformative Traits”, and El*A*Kwents urges the listeners to, “…put away the sword and stake…bring in form to create, a world we can make, with a little give and take”. The tone changes on this song, as it is reflective and introverted, yet somehow outreaching and calling the attention of the world. El*A*Kwents reminds us our world, no matter how seemingly separated, is very much interconnected, and that if we can not find inner-peace, we can never have peace and harmony with each other and our planet.
El*A*Kwents has a clear message. Be aware. Don’t believe things at face-value. Look into it for yourself. Let go of the past. Embrace the here and now. By living in the moment with pure and focused intent, we ensure the seeds we plant will grow strong in the future. You have the power to change your life, so don’t let anyone convince you of otherwise.
El*A*Kwents has been an emcee since 1999. Hip Hop has taken him to Boston, Florida, and Pennsylvania. This is his fifth album to date since 2001, with this being his third solo-effort. You can get the MP3 album for free, instant download at http://www.SpiritualHipHop.info/Exchange. El*A*Kwents can also be found on myspace, facebook, twitter, reverbnation, youtube, iTunes, Pandora, cdbaby and more.
Biography, press photos, discography, & social media networks can be found at http://www.SpiritualHipHop.info/elakwentsEPK
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