The World’s Largest Michael Jordan Collector presents the “H23 Gallery Soundtrack”. Head of H23 Gallery Ian Benn aka” “Holiwood” spelled (Holiw23d) teams up with Composer/Producer King Brice (@KingBriceMusic) to bring this awesome blend of musical flavor. The purpose of this project is to help raise funds for recreational art space and basketball programs, for at risk youth Nationwide, beginning with Brooklyn, NY, home of many greats like Michael Jordan who actually inspired the Museum.
I consider this a 5-star album for all sorts of reasons. Most importantly, I can listen to this entire album without skipping a single track. Each and every track is good in its own way, and that’s hard to find in a lot of hip-hop albums these days. But Holiw23d & King Brice don’t drop any filler tracks, boring beats, or lame verses here- it’s all quality through and through. King Brice’s production is on point, using interesting sounds and smooth transitions.
Holiw23d is consistent on every track his on, and his style, reminiscent of the best old-school rappers, is refreshing to say the least. If you are even remotely interested in hip-hop, basketball or Michael Jordan, you need to buy this album!
Holiw23d & King Brice prove themselves to be a partnership capable of greatness here. Every song has a unique sound to it yet the album flows seamlessly. You’ll hear a wide range of sounds, tempos, and sample variations with “H23 Gallery Soundtrack”, which is a good thing. As far as production, this album has got to be one of my favorites since Kanye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
It’s really that good. It moves from dance to pop, and then from r&b to rock. Plus there’s some different things going on in between, if you count in eclectic tracks like “Kidd Wiz x Rep Tilly-on – I can Fly”, “I got this (Instrumental)”and “Sky High (Instrumental)”.
King Brice is incredible on this thing. Some of the tracks manage to be both beautiful and hard at the same time. He gives the features enough high tempo moments to slash through, but he also slows it down a little at times so that some can just speak their minds in a more conversational tone. This happens on tracks like “KashTheAlmighty – Time Zone”, “Kidd Wiz x Rep Tilly-on – I can Fly” and “Brotha Jacksun x King Brice – Matrix Style”.
You’ll probably approach this album the same way I did; with high expectations. I’ll admit I didn’t know much at all about Holiw23d & King Brice before listening to this album, but it’s safe to say they’ve gained themselves another fan. The best tracks? You choose, as there are so many.
What makes this album so impressive, is the all-round quality and the beats which demand the best out of each performer. All tracks are equally listenable, and carry the same weight of substance. And that’s hard to find anywhere these days!
MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT: With more than 20 years in the making, H23 Gallery is currently the largest mobile MJ museum mentioned in Complex Sports magazine, Crunk Atlanta Magazine, and Brooklyn College Radio just to name a few outlets. The Mobile Museum consists of Collectibles not just by Jordan but signature NBA items including Jerseys and Kicks signed by Blockbuster Film actor Bruce Willis, Platinum Songstress Alicia Keys, NBA’s D.Wade and many more. Jordan Brand has recently co-sponsored the H23 Gallery by releasing the H1 sneaker along with headphones and Garments to compliment Holiw23d for his awesome display. With Kicks/Basketball/Music (KBM) Radio show in the works, former Refugee Camp Producer / Artist King Brice took on the task to help expedite this inspirational project.
@KingBriceMusic managed to stay consistent throughout the years, since 2000 where he made musical contributions on the Life Soundtrack for the Movie “Life” starring Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. Since then the artist/philanthropist has taken the musical craft to another level which can be seen and heard on his personal website (itunesdigital.com), amongst other outlets including DJ Skroog Mkduk mixtape series titled New York Radio, No Days Off & War Games.