8thW1 has been around on the NYC underground hip-hop scene for quite some time. In 2008, he made a strong entrance with his debut album, lovemoneyandmusic, followed by a mixtape called Crazy 8′s. He continued to build a reputation performing with the A-OK Collective, a group which included such artists as Fresh Daily, Homeboy Sandman, P.So the Earthtone King and Nola Darling. In 2010, 8th recorded an album with the 2 Hungry Bros called No Room for Dessert. Not one to slow down, he shortly released Suicide By Jellyfish, a collaborative mixtape he recorded with fellow A-OK member P.So the Earthtone King.
After a two year hiatus, 8thW1 returned to the studio in 2012 with longtime friend and producer, PVD, to work on his next album. This project looks to be an evolution of 8thW1 with more maturity and honesty wrapped in his signature conversational flow over PVD’s jazz-influenced compositions.
The new 8thW1 & PVD LP, Lux DeVille, will be available on iTunes and other fine music retailers worldwide May 21st via Elementality Productions.