- 16 Dec 20
Powerful Creative Minds are a Dublin-raised hip-hop group featuring grade A violinist and vocalist Jazzy Yaz, producer Bombitty, and rappers Ricks and Ciaran.
The Powerful Creative Minds crew have officially released their debut EP, #39, following their recent slew of song releases.
Their second single, 'Hope is Good, Change is Real', was released on November 25th and follows on from their powerful first track 'Problems of These Days'. Never shying away from tough themes and emotional lyrics, the young group are making waves in their hometown of Crumlin and beyond.
Their second single follows on from their powerful first track 'Problems of These Days'. Never shying away from tough themes and emotional lyrics, the young group are making waves in their hometown and beyond.
The EP's title, #39, represents the number of their house and the home of every story written on the work.
"Our house is an open and honest environment due to my parents. Our ma and da would welcome everyone in with opens arms and a cuppa tea," Powerful Creative Minds told Hot Press.
Influenced by Stephen Reddington - Ricks and Ciaran’s father - the DJ played on 12’10 Technics and threw himself into the underground world of hip-hop.
"The kitchen was our holy grail, still don't know what it is about it, but it seemed to encourage every person sat at the table to express themselves.It seemed to encourage vulnerability. Different conversations different situations but the parallel narratives where relationship problems and feeling a bit stuck. So we’ve combined these two ingredients with a little bit of hope and decided to make them the on going theme throughout the EP."
The focus for the EP's instrumental was hard-hitting beats with simple elements to give the lyrics more of punch. 39 is the number of the outfit's house, and the home of every story written on the project. Their home base encouraged vulnerability, with diverse conversations and parallel narratives involving relationship problems and the feeling of being lost in a chaotic world.
"We have created everything from scratch in terms of the music and it’s production but we got the help of some really talented videographers, editors and animators for two music videos we shot for two singles of the EP," PCM added.
"A massive thank you to Garrett Stack, Nicole O’Connor, James Van De Waal and Greg O’Reilly for all their hard work on 'Problems of These Days' and thanks to Adam Mann, Conor Tobin and Skye Alanzi for the help on 'Hope is Good Change is Real'," they said.