Hex One - Leave It All Behind (Prod. by Type Raw/Music Video)

Hex One – Leave It All Behind (Prod. by Type Raw/Music Video)

LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND, is the third release from Hex One’s official debut solo album, WORDS WORTH A THOUSAND PICTURES

The Song deals with all the ills that come with growing up in many low-income neighbourhoods in America. The influences these environments have on the youth and the exacerbation of these problems by the media and television. The video was shot in New York City.

Fuelled by today’s lack of appreciation and the decline in the art of the lyricist, Hex One’s latest album ‘Words Worth a Thousand Pictures’ aims to take a stand for those who are truly masters of their craft. Technical, yet with a clear and concise message and deeply personal at times, Hex One offers a glimpse into his life as an MC and the world he lives in as seen through the scope of his lens.

Backed by hard headnodic beats, deep, soulful samples with east coast and jazz influences, and booming drums and bass lines, Hex masterfully shatters contemporary society’s notion of Hip Hop being a lowbrow genre of music. Despite music itself being highly subjective in nature, he aims to remove some of this subjectivity and boldly proclaim that some art simply takes more skill than others and talent is most certainly measurable.

The ironic disconnect, however, between this measure of talent and the measure of one’s success poses to be one of his life’s greatest woes. The album is thus presented with a subtle melancholic tone throughout, as he struggles to come to terms with this realisation. The bigger irony perhaps is that he does so with the same intricate attention to detail and lyrical prowess that is undervalued and overlooked in Hip Hop’s musical landscape today. His philosophy remains: if a picture is worth a thousand words, so too can a poet’s words be worth a thousand pictures.

Hex One – Words Worth A Thousand Pictures
via Mic Theory Records in digital, CD, 12″ limited vinyl and cassette formats.

1. Intro
2. Yes Y’all
3. Where I’ll Go
4. My Story
5. Sallyble Mux-Ip
6. Back to the Boom
7. Extraterrestrials
8. Leave It All Behind
9. Flava for Ya Mind
10. I’m Gone
11. Peep the Steeze (Ft. Skyzoo)
12. Energies (Ft. Tek-nition)

Urban Vault recently caught up with Hollywood, Florida based emcee Hex One, to ask him some questions about his music, inspirations, and collaborations, read the full interview HERE.