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The Regiment Holds Down The 313 With Their 2nd Release “A New Beginning”

Monday • October 26, 2009 • BY noiseman
The Regiment Holds Down The 313 With Their 2nd Release “A New Beginning”

The first time I spoke to OSI of The Regiment they had a few singles out that caught my attention. They were one of the dynamite hip-hop groups hailing from the motor-city. OSI told me “where do you want us and what do you want us to do”…man, now that’s true military form, hungry and ready to work! Shortly after that they launch their debut album “The Come Up” organic timing, tight beats and soulful music layered with dope lyrics was all part of the program. They became part of the legendary Rawkus 50 and engaged in a relentless independent hustle.

After a recent transition in the group (find out more on the exclusive interview here on the radio) they are now releasing their second album titled “A New Beginning”, the CD release on May 5th and the Digital release on May 19, 2009. Two singles off the album have already made it to the worldwide TOP 20 charts for Big Noise Radio. Just like their first release the second release is a classic collectors item so don’t sleep on one of Detroit’s primer hip-hop groups.

Get Familiar: The Regiment Modern day hip-hop has become a battleground where blinged out messiahs of materialism have often gained the upper hand, but MCs OSI and IseQold of the Regiment are the positive force for change in music. OSI had originally formed the Regiment as a vehicle to showcase his skills along with those of his partner C. Reid. Based in Detroit, they had done several shows locally before being selected to be part of the Rawkus 50, a compilation selected by Rawkus Records that represented a who’s who of today’s hottest emerging Hip-hop artists.

The project was a success and the Regiment stood alongside some of the best upcoming hip-hop in the nation. And while that would’ve been enough for some, OSI was wanting more. After the departure of Reid, OSI connected with IseQold, another Detroit MC who also shared a desire to make music that could speak to more than the materialistic. The battle for the soul of hip-hop has been ongoing, but rather than simply watch and complain, OSI and Ise redefined the Regiment as something more than just two men. A regiment is comprised of a number of people fighting for a common cause, and when the cause is something as vast as hip-hop itself, there’s no way two individuals alone can get the job done.

OSI and IseQold now lead the Regiment, a collective of fans and music lovers who want more from their music and are willing to join the battle. Dealing with the everyday struggles of trying to make it in a sometimes brutal world, the Regiment leave the gold plated fantasies to others. Taking cues from artists diverse as KRS-1 and J-Dilla, the Regiment lyrically mix the uplifting as well as the painfully truthful with production that hankers back to the days when hip-hop wasn’t a dirty word, when people of all ages could listen and enjoy musical truth.

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