Hailing from the birthplace of Hip Hop, the South Bronx, comes Oktober Zero. Known for his two-standout releases, "The Zero EP" and "Less Than Zero", Oktober is one of the true rising stars in the underground scene. With his full length debut Projekt:Building, Oktober proves that there is nothing like some vintage NYC Hip Hop.
With a sharp tongue, confident swagger and slick flow, Oktober epitomizes what underground Hip Hop in New York is all about. This is never more evident than on the album's standout cut, "NYC". Over Frequency's dusty production effort, complete with a fitting vocal sample, Oktober provides a gritty street anthem. Most of the album follows this similar pattern of dope beats and street-smart lyrics. "Beefeater", which uses the same sample that NO I.D. used for Ghostface's "Metal Lungies", finds Oktober flipping a metaphorical tale of drama nicely. In addition, J-Live & Ok do the same for the video game influenced "Reset The Game", which is packed with an abundant amount of catchy punch lines and metaphors.
From beginning to end, Projekt:Building remains consistent, as Ok amazes with his witty lyrics and sick wordplay. While the production could have been better in certain spots, for the most part the Freshcest Prose do a solid job in providing Oktober with the necessary production needed. Projekt:Building is an album that will satisfy the underground community, as well as those fans on the street corner. Therefore, no matter who you are, there is no reason to sleep on this LP.