"We talk about the everyday ills of being black, while combining all of the things that make this country beautiful, ugly, and raging against the machine. Trino also explains a war with himself about what he sees of the [discrimination.] Should he feel angry and riot or should he sit back and be ignorant about it; the track, "Loose Change" explains that," Cap City Ent. founder and New Jersey-based producer Ill-Omega wrote within a recent emailed transmission. Many of you may recognize Ill-Omega's name from his recent work on emcee Ray Strife's latest Preface: I Will Never Be Beautiful EP, which was, as a matter of fact, premiered right here at Your Friendly Neighborhood Music Publication, The Witzard. Ill-Omega and emcee Trino first met back in the 7th grade, grew up together, and always possessed a common affinity for Hip-Hop. Trino started doing poetry, which eventually segued into rapping and coincidentally, right around the same time, Ill-Omega started his label imprint Cap City Ent. with fellow rapper and partner-in-rhyme simply known as Rocky; before too long, Trino imminently joined into the fold and it was decided to start a group, which they called Aquemini. "I'm an Aquarius and he's a Gemini. We also love the OutKast album of the same name. Later, we changed our name to A Mankind Complex. We thought that some people have a "God" complex and think big of themselves, but we [wanted] to have a voice of "mankind" and explain the faults and triumphs of mankind, so we have "A Mankind Complex,'" Ill-Omega further detailed.
Now, nearly a year after its initial release, Ill-Omega has requested I shine a little light back on A Mankind Complex's June 2016 Destination EP in this very space; a request which I'm very happy and honored to fulfill! Ill-Omega & Trino are actually warming up to play a $6 show later this week, Friday, May 5th (Cinco de Mayo) at McGuinn's Place at 1781 Brunswick Ave. Lawrence Township, NJ 08648. A Mankind Complex will be headlining a festive Cap City Ent. showcase along with fellow New Jersians Ray Strife, RayRayBeats, Rocky, and Alien. A Mankind Complex's Destination EP is the proper follow-up to their debut EP, D.R.E.A.M.S. (2016.) "The first track [on Destination,] "Stranger at Home" has a snippet from my other artist Rocky from another track called "Bullets & Cologne," which you can listen on our Soundcloud. We have a mixtape dropping in the spring called We're All Mad Here. The inspiration of the album was around all the racial tension going around the black shootings in 2016," Ill-Omega wrote, concerning A Mankind Complex's future aspirations. In addition to A Mankind Complex, Cap City Ent.'s roster additionally includes Ray Strife, Rocky, and Alien. A Mankind Complex are currently gearing up to unleash their aforementioned We're All Mad Here mixtape and companion full-length album Part 1: Vesica, the first of which can be expected this spring. Ill-Omega & Trino recently shared our first taste of We're All Mad Here in the form of "I Ain't The Problem"—a feverish, quick-strike track laced over a characteristically hard-as-nails Madlib beat!