Is the universe viewed through artistic manifestations. Ascended Essence embodies emcee’s, producers, and creative souls who have taken upon themselves the responsibility of taking Hip-Hop and conscious expression to the next plateau. AE works through the medium of audio to raise the vibration of the listener….this isn’t just music- it’s an experience.What is Ascended Essence?Not a name that was thoughtlessly chosen, there is a cosmic bestowed purpose behind the semantics ‘Ascended Essence’. At the heart of the physical/mental/spiritual realm lies a truth which is beyond words…an essence. When one is in touch with this ‘essence’ on the deepest level, their entire experience or reality is ‘awakened’ per se. The consciousness then becomes ascended from repitition of intense metaphysical deliberation.In heed to the call– In modern times of worldly polarity shifts: both conscious and unconscious, the A.E. Movement has choosen to uplift the human condition through Hip-Hop music - A.E. delivers a more thought-provoking poetic and spiritually enlightened approach, mixed with aggressive undertones, relentless creativity, and a die hard mentality.The path to the groups current construct began in 2001. AE’s humble roots stem from east coast natives EPADEMC and ARC-DIZ who began creation in tandem (Under the title of ‘AE Syndicate’ during High School. During the same year, with much reflection Epademc coined the ‘Ascended Essence’ moniker– Hence spurred A.E. acronym and thus began it’s mission; attempting to envelope benevolence in ‘the way’ of living life ‘above the basic’s, in duality, of good and evil, preaching unity and chaos, enlightenment and devastation.In the spirit of ascension and expansion, in early 2006′s, The A.E. Movement grew to include ‘esoteric lyricist’ Mt Sinai and the ‘eclectic beatsmith’ Recruit. The unity of SINAI, RECRUIT, and A.E. was a direct response to the Universe’s spiritual evolutionary shift. These are times of dormant energy becoming active….potential being realized.
Sonically, A.E. displays a decisive and tangent of multi-genre sampling, RECRUIT aka Rick Root resonates with his higher self through the instrumentals he creates. In comaparison to the mundane recycling of loops, breaks and cookie cutter production of AE’s contemporaries, it is obvious who’s on the real cutting edge with new music. Lyrically, artist EPADEMC and ARC-DIZ address the beauty of consciousness, separating the listener from the everyday worldly movements and bringing them to a fresh reality named, ‘The Great’. All with an infectious energy thier words beautifully struggle to express the grand design of the cosmos. SINAI introduces a mix of eastern philosophy & western mysticism….a transmission of ‘ancient wisdom’ which speaks to the soul, as well as the mind. As a combined force these lyricists truly embody the construct of ”Ascended Essence“.
AE has composed a number of successful singles and albums… 2001 saw “After Earth“, which included songs such as “Life of A.E.“, ‘The Stronghold’ and “The Path“. but it is their sophmore effort, “Ascended Masters LP.”, an independent self-produced coming-of-age accumulation of contemplate thoughts and wit, that has solidified them as a force to be reckoned with in years to come. Released in late 2004, “The Ascended Masters LP.” represents an honest expression of freedom that makes it a timeless classic.
On his own, Mt Sinai has a series of independant releases going back to 2003, including “At The Mouth Of The River”, “The Process Of Ascension Preview”, and the well-received mixtape style album “Wise Hip Hop”.
Together the Ascended Essence Movement continues to perfect and advance their sound, displaying their unique take on hip-hop, and the world. As 2013 comes to fruition, so does purpose of the current AE release “Dark Flow Theory“. Seeding attention for the December 18th, 2012 Release– The effort has set a new standard for Spiritual Hip-hop as well as the EDM/HIP-HOP collision that in continuing to show promise in the industry. With the latest major AE release ‘The Spiritual Gangsta’s’ are back with a FREE DOWNLOAD. Staying true to the cosmic allure with the title of the mixtape, a metaphor that envelopes the evolution/expansion of the group, streamlining darker theme tracks with more lyrical grit, and deep theory/philosophies.Three years after releasing the cosmic laced mixtape, ‘The Grand Unification’, Ascended Essence, made up of four emcees, and two in-house beat makers, hailing from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and beyond, returns with ‘Dark Flow Theory’, their latest full length offering just before the end of the year, or the world depending on if you believe the Mayans.
If ‘The Grand Unification’ lifted the listener to the clouds with positivity, and clean lyrics, then ‘Dark Flow Theory’ is the express elevator back to Earth. Serving as tour guides on this lyrical journey back to the real world, emcees Arc-Diz, EPADEMC, Morpheous, and Mt. Sinai deliver their reports without trying to outshine each other. The end result is an introspective, and cohesive commentary on society from each rapper’s perspective. Beatmakers Brent T., and Recruit have created a sonically diverse bed for the listener to crawl into, and for four emcees to transmit their vision.’EPADEMC’ to putting together the new release.