Thursday, September 11, 2014

P.O.P. releases new LP 'Pappa's Back'

The rapper known as Patterns of Perfection (P.O.P.) has released his latest LP, “Pappa's Back.” The record is composed of 13 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 50 minutes. It has been proudly published on the World Records independent music label entirely without support of the corporate music industry. A cutting-edge rap record with endless amounts of ingenuity and imagination, “Pappa's Back” is hip hop with all the best qualities of the old school, published at a time when the urban music scene so desperately needs it.

P.O.P. cites as main artistic influences an amalgam of different artists, including Pink Floyd, Blockhead, Eminem, Freddy Machette, Bob Marley, Lil Wayne, Dylan, Linkin Park, Fort Minor, and Zion I. His own sound, however, cannot be surmised on the basis of his listening habits.

“Pappa's Back” boasts great variety in terms of tempo, tone and themes. There are party tracks, groove tracks, chillout tracks, hardcore tracks, and tracks P.O.P. seems to have included just for fun. Taking a moment to sample tracks like “Anthem” “Horizon”, “Teach Me How to POP” and “Expialidocious” yields a quick conclusion: “Pappa's...” is clearly worth its weight in vinyl.

Thematically speaking, P.O.P.'s lyrics are intelligently crafted, ranging from clever to downright impressive, and often with a healthy dose of humor besides. Though packaged with both lighthearted and heavier songs, “Pappa's Back” doesn't make the mistake of taking itself too seriously, as P.O.P.'s grinning face on the album cover seems to hint.

Patterns of Perfection was born in South Lake Tahoe, CA. His first record, “A New Age,” appeared on digital shelves in 2013 bearing no fewer than 17 original tracks, and is still available from iTunes and various other outlets. Shortly after, the artist's hand was caught in machinery, leaving him with a full year's recovery time during which he composed only instrumental music. Having relocated to Gardnerville, NV by way of Colorado, P.O.P. toured the US for his second and third times and settled down to produce “Pappa's Back” under his own World Records label.

Upon being asked, “What message does your album share with its listeners?” P.O.P. answers simply, “We all are in this together.”

“Pappa's Back” by P.O.P. is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer

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