Los Angeles hip hop duo Substance Abuse has brought life back to their former EP by remixing tracks from their past album to make, "Background Music : The Redux". The affluential duo consisting of Emcee Subz and Eso Tre, used the term "background Music" to refer to the state of hip hop today.
Many Major artists take the mainstream approach, which is what majority of the masses are really focusing on. Statistics show that approximately 20% of society’s star power is attributable to Hip Hop. Meaning that hip hop isn't as mainstream as people may think.
As opposed to groups who either force change or resist it, Substance Abuse embraces natural progression. The duo creates earnest hip-hop music, combining equal measures of intelligence, clarity, innovation, and polish to evoke the unpretentious consciousness of the Golden Age era, while avoiding corny retro posturing.
What looms in the background of today’s music scene are people who are fed up with the current state of affairs and want change. If you’re one of them, check out Background Music: The Redux.