Salty Waterz begins with a very creative skit by OptiMystic that I produced the music for (most of the direction came from OptiMystic on this one, he likes to push the creative boundaries more than I do). There is an introductory rap verse from OptiMystic that is a clever play on the tracklist for the album.
The rest of the album is a power house of Hip Hop talent from all over the world, a bridge that isn’t frequently crossed from Australia in the Hip Hop genre. Check out the album below on Spotify.
After dropping his monster double album ‘Day of the Guiding Light… Followed by the Shadow’ in 2016, OptiMystic is back to unleash his new beast of an album, ‘Salty Waterz’. A project created entirely out of the desire to produce an album that reminded the passionate hip-hop artist of the music he was influenced by and grew up on.
OptiMystic has reached out to some of the finest & legendary emcee’s in the hip-hop culture, so be ready for the likes of underground O.G’s Sticky Fingaz, Fredro Starr & Sonny Seeza (Onyx), M.O.P, Smif-N-Wessun, Rockness Monsta (Heltah Skeltah), Mr Cheeks (Lost Boyz), Cappadonna (Wu-Tang), Afu-Ra, Rampage The Last Boy Scout (Flipmode Squad), Bizzy Bone (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony), Canibus, Chip-Fu (Fu-Schnickens), Wise Intelligent (Poor Righteous Teacher’s), Kali Ranks, U.G. (Cella Dwellas), Mic Handz, Sickflo & many more!
Besides the plethora of fire-spitters present all over the album, you will also hear some outstanding hip-hop production. Australian beat makers Loftwah the BeatSmiff & Rob Shaker (Syllabolix) hold it down with their strong presence throughout the album. But you will also get a few extra flavours from U.G (US) & Endemic Emerald (UK), making this production team of high hip-hop quality.
There has never been a hip-hop album like this to be grown out of the Australian soils and reaching out on a worldwide scale. The merging of the underground ‘Aussie’ artist with countless heavyweights is unheard of.