In 2011 The B.A.R.S. Crew (Buried and Resurrected Society) talked and planned on how they would take the existing watered-down version of hip hop and revolutionize it. The way they saw it, the music, along with its culture, had been buried and needed resurrection. From this idea, The B.A.R.S. Crew was born.
The B.A.R.S. Crew has had a mission of creating a cultural highway for b-boys, graffiti artists, DJs, and MCs to connect and be affiliated. So, with Delshun and T.R.A.M.A at the lead, B.A.R.S. at first united six distinct individuals. The group worked hard to make their vision possible, but only two weeks before the release of their first mixtape, they ran into trouble – four members of the crew disappeared – deciding to follow their own path, quit rapping altogether or be dropped by the team, which was the case of the fourth member.
However, despite the odds, T.R.A.M.A. and Delshun managed to succeed in releasing “Wake Up Call,” their first mixtape. The B.A.R.S. Crew has since released over 48 songs, including their “Nightmare on B.A.R.S. Street.” They’ve also collaborated with a variety of artists, been featured on many radio shows and in magazines.
Just recently The B.A.R.S. Crew released their 10-track album, “The B.A.R.S Crew Killers”. It is hands down one of the best indie hip-hop albums to kick-off 2015. It’s so different from the standard hip hop album (which usually consists of 2 good songs between 8 awful tracks). Each track here is extremely well produced, with diverse beats and intense lyrics.
“The B.A.R.S Crew Killers” is nothing short of game changing. This isn’t your run of the mill rap album. A few good songs, with 10 filler songs in between, this album is full of lyrical genius, progressive and dynamic music, plus deep thought provoking subject matter.
T.R.A.M.A. and Delshun have mixed intense rapping with vulnerable singing and most importantly kept everything extremely catchy and intelligent. The tracks are instantly addictive, impeccably produced, and with the smartest lyrics and rhymes you’ll hear anywhere. They have positively revolutionized the battle between self-glorification and humility ever-present in Hip-hop. And you can hear it in their subtly balanced tones. Needless to say, they can sing as well as rap, shifting between the two effortlessly and with expression.
The rhymes are clever as well as being brutally honest and delivered with a world-class flow. There isn’t a bad track on this album, and there are several cuts with beats that are nothing short of mind-blowing. Tracks to pay serious attention to include: “Killa”, “Losing Control”, “Hottest”, “Dolla”, “Knock Me Down” and “Night On The Town”.
This is what modern Hip-hop has been working to achieve; ear-catching beats, heartwarming melodies, soul-stirring flows and mid-opening rhymes. The B.A.R.S. Crew has just patented the formula with “The B.A.R.S Crew Killers”!