Jack Wilson & Keor Meteor – Enter to Exit EP

Paris and New York, obviously two of the most influential cities in the history of culture, come together on Jack Wilson and Keor Meteor’s new EP “Enter to Exit” (Parliament of Strix Records).

Stream free / Download for Pay-What-You-Want via Bandcamp

Originally from Pittsburgh, Jack moved to NYC in April 2012 – around the same time Paris’s Keor had held an online audition via SoundCloud for MCs to feature on a mixtape + subsequent EP. Jack was one of the artists chosen, so with a fresh selection of beats in a pulsating new city and no TV or internet, he wrote 8/9 of the lyrics to “Enter to Exit” (along with a half dozen poems) during his first two months in NY. Since his studio was still in an extra bedroom in Baltimore, he recorded rough demos through his iPhone to send to Keor and thus began the process.

Blogged by:  Le Mellotron radio station (Paris)Act Live Music (Philly), Mellow World (Taiwan), BeatBox Radio, Only Da Hot Shit, Hip Hop Jazz, FreshVibez.fr (France), Sensual Piano (Korea), SampleFace (UK), Rhythm22, VelvetBeat (Korea), Broke Whore Records, White Men Can’t Blog, Time Bomb Shop, HipHop345 (Russia), VelvetBeat, I Said A Hip (France), Tha Drill (France), Quali District (France) – Interview with Keor

Want to follow along with the lyrics? Click this “lyric scroll” link to open in any browser, click the image, then scroll away:
‘Enter To Exit’ Lyric Scroll [JPEG, 2.1MB]


EP released on Parliament of Strix Records 5/13/13, Catalog # PSXE002


Jack Wilson – Photophobia EP

‘PHOTOPHOBIA’ (Parliament of Strix – MR. OWL’s label) is the fourth EP by Jack Wilson, a veteran Pittsburgh poet/ hip-hop artist currently residing in Brooklyn. The term “photophobia” means an extreme sensitivity to bright light. It causes side-effects which can include migraine headaches, from which Wilson himself has suffered since a child.

Stream free / Download for Pay-What-You-Want via Bandcamp

“I get auras before a migraine,” says Jack, “which start like tiny punctures in your field of vision, like if you’d stared at the sun too long. As a kid, the only relief from these horrible headaches came from Tylenol, a dark room, and a cold cloth. Of the two EPs I’m about to release – the other being ‘ENTER to EXIT’ with Paris producer Keor Meteor – this project is darker, heavier, deeper underground.”

The EP contains 9 tracks culled from 7 different producers, including two tracks from Derek Dumont whose production was also twice featured on Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Taylor Allderdice’ mixtape. Moscow’s Malefique contributes two tracks as well, while Mr. Owl, Reverrb, and Rephrazed (all from Pittsburgh), All These Fingers (Detroit), and Quiet Noise (Wales UK) round out the rest. Mr. Owl’s “Most Mighty” also features Delaware MC Avant-Garde, whom Wilson met in Baltimore where they both lived for a short time. Baltimore is also where most of the tracks on ‘PHOTOPHOBIA’ were actually written.

On Wednesday October 3rd, ‘PHOTOPHOBIA’ will be available to stream free RIGHT HERE at pstrix.com, and for choose-your-price download via Bandcamp. Wilson will be celebrating the release of both of his upcoming EPs on November 1st with Terence Degnan and Stillborn Identity at Goodbye Blue Monday in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Blogged by:  Rep Pittsburgh Hip HopFAADA (Spoonface’s Label)Broke Whore RecordsAct Live MusicTime Bomb SpotSick Chirpse

Want to follow along with the lyrics? Click this “lyric scroll” link to open in any browser, click the image, then scroll away:
‘PHOTOPHOBIA’ Lyric Scroll by Jack Wilson [JPEG, 1.7MB]

Artwork: Jack Wilson


“Earlier this year, I wrote a piece on an excellent hip hop mixtape entitled Consumers Become Producers. It had been some time since I had impressed by a hip hop mixtape and upon hearing Consumers Become Producers, I immediately began following Pittsburgh-based producer Mr. Owl and Brooklyn-via-Pittsburgh MC, Jack Wilson. I didn’t know at the time, but 2012 would be a GREAT year for hip hop. In fact, two of my favorite records released this year – of any genre – have been hip hop records (Killer Mike’s mindblowing R.A.P. Music and EL-P’s Cancer for Cure). So I was quite excited to come across the release of Jack Wilson’s latest pay-what-you-want EP entitled PHOTOPHOBIA on Parliament of Strix Records… I HIGHLY recommend checking out PHOTOPHOBIA and, as it is a “pay-what-you-want” release via Bandcamp, what do you really have to lose?!?”
-JERKSTORE @ SickChirpse.com

EP released on Parliament of Strix Records 10/3/12, Catalog # PSXE001