Florida A&M University has more talent walking on its campus then the student body knows about. Capital 6 has been hiding under our noses. It is about time that they receive some well-deserved attention as a hip-hop collective of five independent artists.
Capital 6, also known as “Cap6” is more than a hip-hop group from Florida; they are seen as a group of conscious lyricists. The group members are five young men: Crimson (Josh Brown), Intricate (Ephraim Riggins), Brasco (Donovan Blot), Rob Ohtis (Robert Drake Young), and Hakeem Furious (Andre Marteen).
The Hip-Hop collective showcases their talents in their second collaborative project, “Summer Jelly Vol. 2: Harvest Season”. The collaborative project was released just in time to have their dynamic tracks part of the Homecoming pre-gaming playlist.
Each member approached each track differently, creating 14 cohesive tracks of expressive hip-hop, as conscious artists. It was only natural for the project focus to be current and relatable issues such as: like politics, race and just partying on Perry Street.
Cap6 is crafting music into their own version of futuristic hip-hop with influences from the old school hip-hop.
Intricate stated, “This was a soundtrack to receiving blessings.”
The remixed J.R Swinga’ "Chocolate City,” has a sense of solidarity and self-love that gives the track a funkadelic rhythm. Other tracks such as “Party on Perry St, “Heads Up”, and “Social Commentary” showcase the collective’s range of style and natural flow ability that Cap6 can deliver.
Intricate compares the rap group to icons in the hip-hop world and reflects on the final project. “My crew lane is like the Pharcyde meets Wu-Tang."
“The motive behind this was enjoying the fruits of our labor thus Harvest Season,” added Intricate.
The mixtape highlights their college experience of parties and distractions, but still expresses their independent artist desire for success in their family, school, and work life.
“We’ve sown so many seeds of growth and the project was the display of that growth,” stated Intricate.
Cap6 have opened for hot new artist like ILoveMakonnen, Vince Staples also Hip-Hop legend, KRS one.
The group of independent artists see themselves as organic lyricists with a new flavor to feed to their fans ears.
Cap6 responded to their fans via twitter, “Every artist has a small group of supporters that goes hard for them until their seeds bore fruit. We appreciate you all.”