Phocuz is a rapper from Elizabeth, North Carolina and J-Mac is a producer from Edenton, North Carolina. During his rap career, Phocuz has worked with producer 9th Wonder and longtime friend Swift (of Akon‘s Konvikt Record Label, Def Jam via No I.D., and Epic Records). J-Mac has produced for some of Hip-Hop’s biggest names such as Snoop DoggGhostface KillahG-UnitCyhi The PrynceSean PriceVadoFlip and ChinxYung Berg, and more. J-Mac’s work has also landed on ESPN and NBC Sports.

The North Carolina duo are back with a new EP ‘Vibes R Eternal 1.5‘.

Following their 2017 album Vibes R Eternal, Phocuz and J-Mac began recording the project’s sequel, ‘Vibes R Eternal 2‘. By 2019, the duo’s recording sessions yielded more records than anticipated. Five tracks from those sessions were used to form the Vibes R Eternal 1.5 EP, serving as a prelude to the series’ full-length sequel.   

“When recording ‘Vibes R Eternal’ part 2, we made sure J-Mac was making the hardest beats, and I was matching that same energy with my rhymes. ‘VRE 1.5’ is just a taste of what’s to come in the sequel. So, all my lyrical lovers, get ready!”

Phocuz

“With the sequel, we wanted to make sure that we took the right approach, and gave the quality music we expect out of ourselves for the listeners. After the recording process, we realized how long it had been since we put out the first project. Time flies! So, as we listened back to the records, it almost sounded like two different projects – so, we figured we would do just that.”

J-Mac

Stream/purchase Vibes R Eternal 1.5 here.