itstheloop The Loop Tacoma Hailing from Tacoma, WA, with deep ties to the Seattle/Northwest Hip Hop music scene, MC K-Due, Truss One and Brotha Freeze (AKA: Willy Stylez - DSD-ONE), reunite with their latest installation that captures the sounds and elements of their 90s upbringing. No strangers to the art of Rap, K-Due made his first impression on the burgeoning Northwest Hip Hop movement with his appearance on the historic Classic Elements Hip Hop compilation released by K Records in 1998. His group at the time, 5E, contributed the song Paradox (RMX). Now producer Truss One also appeared on Classic Elements with his song Konfessions under the moniker Troubled Sums. While much has changed since then, The Loop maintains the same simple elements that made the music of the era they grew up in so cherishable - sample loops, break beats, originality, and thoughtful lyrics. "See, when we got rappers like Joey Bada$$ making "90s boom bap" their whole style, its important to mention that this record is not Joey Bada$$. The difference is, Dead End Streets is not a reinterpretation of what they think that era sounded like, it is a product of that era and doesn't have to try to sound like it." -253rdstreet.com Dead End Streets paints vivid pictures of the emotional turmoil many artists face when their creative aspirations never reach fruition. It gives a voice to those who have ever tried to express what's inside their heart through music, but were turned away and instead met with doubt and opposition. It's a personal journey through the minds and hearts of those who have lived through heartache, loss, grief and setbacks, but still believe in Better Days.