CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF

by Graves33

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Production By Graves, Jewels Hunter, Phreewil and Cin7
Songs written by Graves, AudioPoet, Jewels Hunter, Phreewil & Cheo Lopez. Live Instrumentation by Randy Hansen, Graves and Mike Gardener. Scratching by Graves & Cin7... Mastered by Jewels Hunter at The Black Lab Studios. Album Cover Art by Jose Rodriguez III

Contrary to popular belief, we are capable of telepathy, time travel, ESP, achieving peace, and much more than we are lead to believe. Our DNA has been dumbed down to the point that human evolution seems to be coming to a slow stop. While on the other side of the spectrum we as humans are closer to greatness than ever before in the history of man kind. Contrary to popular belief, the reason your listening to this album is to release your inner tension. I aim to please myself because I trust my opinion more than most. If you come across any messages while listening to this album that you don’t understand or that you think might have an alternate meaning, you might be right. If you hear frequencies during the corse of this album that you think might be tapping in to your subliminal, you might be right. Everything is up for debate. Everything. On another note, I’d like to dedicate a special thank you to every person who contributed their time in some way or another to this album. Wether you worked with me on the music aspect or Mass Production. Anyway that you might have came in contact with this album was not a coincidence. It was no accident and it happened for a reason. Not because “God” wanted it to happen but because your quantum perception attracted its energy to you. To those of you that think I’ve gone off the deep end, you might be right also but life tells us that its more interesting that way. You were the last sane person alive until you received this album and from that point on everything gets better. The pressures of life are released and your perception of living in a world full of struggles and hardships change completely. until you believe in the good things life has to offer you they won’t present themselves. First you have to believe.

With that being said, I should take some time to shout out to some people. I’ll start with Jewels Hunter for Mastering this album at Black Lab Studios and also for the produce. I know sometimes I can be a pain in the neck but all the hard work pays off. Also to Phreewil and Cin 7 for dropping me some gigantic beats. Some of the best my ears have had the pleasure of listening to. I would have never been able to let go and just focus on writing. I’d also like to personally thank my father and guitarist Randy Hansen for gracing this album with guitar tracks, bass lines and over all inspiration. I feel blessed to be a part of our family. Thanks to Filkoe for contributing material from your crate that enabled Jewels to manifest one of the illest bangers I’ve had the privilege of writing to. That stuff is important. Shouts going out to the always beautiful Melissa Linscott for recording vocals and also to Lazarous Hunter for recording vocals at the Black Lab. Patience is a virtue. Special Thanks to Jose Rodriguez III for the oil painting featured as the cover art. You’ve been one of my long term inspirations in the field of art. Shots to everyone who collaborated with me on this album, period. This has been one for the record books. I’d also like to thank some friends that have stayed true and have proven to be genuine over the years. Some close and some acquaintances, Cheo Lopez, Joey, Shamus, Tank, Audiopoet, King Khazm, Phreewil, Ricky Pharoe, Jewels Hunter, Rev 1:19, Gajah, Dead Noise, WD4D, Introcut, Dj Able, Showbot, Asun, Biz, Mic Flont, Khanfidenz, Jerm, Julie C, RIP Talksick, Name Clone, Filkoe, Dj Hannible, Life Cycle, Bishop I, JFK, XP, Type, Kublakai, Mosley Wotta, Nathan Wolf, Elry, Dj 507, Dj HNS, Barry of Godspeed, Justin and Shannon Farron, Arif (Ray), Larry Mizell, Meli, Nick, Qwel, Maker, Bron, Sober, Tristan, Tru ID, Anthony, August, Jim Nickerson, Steve Garfield, Rick Smith, Dax, Rusty Crates, Sean, Apakoliptic, Xquisit, Ann Ice, Zach B., BG, Mario, Katelynn, Richie, The entire Hunter family, Hansen Family, Linscott Family, Decker Family, Honan & Lopez Family, Anderson Family, and to anyone I may have forgotten to give thanks to. Thanks. My all goes out to all my friends that have stood by and believed in me as a musician and producer. I hope to eventually release vinyl LP’s and 7 inch’s and before you know it we’ll be touring over seas and studying other cultures. It’s crazy how great it can be to fallow your ambitions. This album sends you on a quest to center your chakras with an elevated sense of awareness. Contrary to Popular Belief. Black Lab 2010

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released December 15, 2009

Graves - Vocals, Production, Drums, Scratch, Bass, Keys
Randy Hansen - Guitar, Bass, Organ, Drums
Jewels Hunter - Vocals, Production, Mastering
Phreewil - Vocals, Production
Cin7 - Production, Scratch
AudioPoet - Vocals
Cheo Lopez - Vocals

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Graves33 Seattle

Graves 33: a northwest Hip Hop artist with a true eclectic sound. A sometimes even encrypted lyrical content. He has performed at shows with some of the biggest influences in the industry, artists such as Wu-Tang Clan, Artifacts, Das Efx, Myka9, 2Mex, Awol One, Qwel & Maker, Dark Time Sunshine, Mac Lethal, Open Mike Eagle, Paranoid Castle, Astronautalis, Macklemore, Busdriver, Ceschi, Sadistik ... more

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