American Dreaming the Pledge
Mike Schoen aka Germane busts one out of the box with his first album, 'American Dreaming... The Pledge', delivering visionary beats and rhymes to a New Millenium of hip-hop fans. Produced by All-Star Cali Producer The Beathoven, The Pledge drops Germane's unique raps onto the hip-hop stage, representing a quantum transformation in this skilled Bay Area MC's journey. Germane's saga began near Frankfurt,Germany, where he spent his early years amassing one of the biggest and best hip-hop record collections in the Rhineland. Driven by his love for the music and his budding skills, Germane set out for the San Francisco Bay Area. ?There he began honing his abilities with the Oakland-based collective that includes renowned rappers Knobody and Poeticali Distherbd, shaping his 'clean-cut but get-down' kinda style into an art form of it's own. "Music is my voice, and I want to use it wisely" is Germane's motto, and he doesn't pull any punches on The Pledge, mixing calls for communal and planetary love into songs that could go up against any contemporary hip-hop tune. True to Germane's claim to be "In it for the love,to spread the Light," The Pledge laughs past the haters and celebrates hip-hop's communal and poetically inspired roots, delivering his advanced knowledge and love for the music to the solar plexus of a new generation of skill-starved hip-hop fans. Now get down everybody, throw some hands up in the Air and let Germane bring it back for you,what i would call the future of Real Hip Hop music.