By Rahman Dukes
There's been a buzz around the next wave of New York rappers since the beginning of the new millennium, but as the year 2010 closely approaches, many of those budding stars have yet to release a full-length studio album — until now. Brooklyn's Icadon — better known in his earlier days as Icarus, a name earned as protégé to lyrical wizard Redman — drops his first official studio album, Robot-ic, along with partner and platinum producer Rockwilder, Friday (March 20) on Amalgam Digital.
Following in the footsteps of fellow Amalgam artists such as Saigon, Joe Budden, Max B and Termanology, Ic decided to take a different approach to releasing the record that has been years in the making. Fresh off the heels of the successful single, "Robot-Ic," the album is chock-full of hip-hop's finest lyrics added to a mixture of hardcore beats, thanks to the production of Rockwilder.
Robot-ic marks the first release on Icadon's Johnny Pump Entertainment, with many more to follow. "It feels good to release my first project. Me, Rock and my partner are about to tear New York City up," Ic said. "I wanted to release my album digitally, because this is the beginning of the digital age!" he explained. "My friends call me Mr. Digital, George Jetson, Ic McFly ... so you know I had to be the one to lead this era. My first solo album, Mr. Digital, is dropping June 16th, and that's when the broadcasting company announces that the country goes digital. It just fits. I feel real good."