While everyone spent 2012 fretting and pondering over the end of the world, 7evenThirty was busy serving up his own apocalypse. Heaven’s Computer is one of the finest concept albums hip-hop has produced in recent memory. The Jackson, Mississipi MC spun the tale of Max Redrum’s quest to annihilate Earth with the style and attitude of a liquor store cypher.
After dropping the video for one of the more acerbic tracks on the LP, “Where It’s At”, 7even comes back around to hit you with the remix. He enlists Sacramento young gun Lee Bannon with the task of reworking some of the most aggressive bars on the album. Bannon pairs 7even’s feral conviction with a hard-hitting drum loop and a cooled out synth line.
Part b-boy, part space-gangster, part novelist, 7evenThirty is exactly the creative breath of fresh air hip-hop needs. Heaven’s Computer is available now via Mello Music Group.