Under The Influence is not your classic Hip-Hop release, spawned from an old school mix-tape concept, PNC and producer Matt Miller have included sample mash-ups on the album including ‘Stranger Part 1 & 2’ - featuring a twisted mash-up sample from Gotye’s #1 single ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ and ‘Take It All’, sampling Adele as the underlying track but featuring local Hip Hop MCs Jordache, David Dallas, Louie Knuxx and Percieve.
Other collaborations are provided by the sweet Pieter T on "All Day" which is a somewhat aggressive track. The second feats. sexy melodies from Awa on "I'll be on it," but the collaborations don't stop there, PNC recruited Jeremy Redmore from Midnight Youth to add to his hit list on "Fame Kills" increasing the feel of this fully street style album with a rough edge.
Inspired by David Dallas and many other artists giving away his music for free to hit a wider audience you can download your free copy of Under The Influence at www.pncmusic.co.nz, and if you are a NZ Hip Hop Fan you better, because even this is one not to be missed.
Rookie Card - the symbol of [someone] entering the league, and if they turn out to be a legend it’s by far the most valuable." – PNC
Modern Hip-Hop is lost. The art form has become somewhat of a caricature of its former self. The innovative and rebellious nature of its golden era has been replaced by sub-standard replication and an overall mundane attitude. So often the most inspiring the culture has to offer is overshadowed by the most embarrassing. As time and time again artists stumble over themselves to duplicate an inferior status quo, it has become clear Rap music needs reminding of what made it so captivating and entertaining in the first place.