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Image: 1608807 “The elixir is the essence of being able to control your future with
elements of both the past and present. I live through my music only
to progress towards a better day.”—Aaron Rose
After shedding his former pseudonym of A La $ole, Pro Era member
Aaron Rose dropped a number of noteworthy singles and killed
every guest feature. But with the release of his new EP, ‘Elixir,’ the
Brooklyn rapper has never sounded more focused or motivated, and
it’s only a taste of what’s to come from the young artist.
His tenacity becomes clear as soon as opener “The Root of Sole”
hits your ear with its mad-scientist samples and production from
J57 (he produced fve of the EP’s seven tracks). And then in comes
Rose to bring it all together, ?exing his breathless ?ow and dizzying
wordplay.
From there, the BK native continues to rip apart the instrumentals,
including the jazzier “Break It Down,” featuring Domo Genesis
and the more militant “Parkside Ave.” More than just a rapper with
incredible chops, Rose also reveals pieces of his personality and
background on those same tracks. Like on “Break It Down” when
he rhymes, ”’A black man who knows what his worth is, I’m off the
circuits/ From this American horror story, we in the circus”
Elsewhere, he eviscerates his critics on standouts “The Art of Sole”
and “Swank Corleone,” the latter of which is produced by Latrell
James. Rose also gets an opportunity to stunt alongside fellow Pro
Era member Dirty Sanchez on “The Shift,” a slapper produced by
The Audible Doctor.
Amidst the variety in sounds, the project remains distinctly the work
of its host emcee. And he drives that point home when speaking on
‘Elixir,’ saying succinctly: “I am Aaron Rose and this is my elixir.”

TRACKLISTING
1. The Root of Sole
2. The Art of Sole
3. Parkside Ave
4. Break It Down (feat. Domo Genesis)
5. Jimmy’s Open Bar (Interlude)
6. The Shift (feat. Dirty Sanchez)
7. Swank Corleone
8. The Art of Sole (J57 Stay Paid Remix)
9. The Art of Sole (Instrumental)

• Pink/Purple Swirl colored vinyl
• “A La [Aaron] is one of the real deal spitters from the crew.
It’s really dope, it’s a really good album. I think people will
really f*ck with it once they hear it.” - Cinematic Music Group
founder, Jonny Shipes
• Aaron’s previous single, “Always With Me,” featuring XXL
Freshman, Denzel Curry has surpassed 623k spins via
SoundCloud in just four months
• Majority of project produced by emcee/producer J57 (BBAS,
La Coka Nostra, Joey Bada$$, Joell Ortiz, Homeboy
Sandman) with additional production supplied by The Audible
Doctor, and Latrell James
• Guest features include Pro Era’s founding member, Dirty
Sanchez, as well as Domo Genesis (Odd Future) Available from 10.03.2017
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