Thom Bullitt – Roses [Album Review]

By 44faced on May 02, 2020 in Music , Reviews - 0 Comments

Sometimes, music comes along where it feels as if the instruments are strumming away at an inner emotion, and where it feels that the kick and bass are beating the heart, and that the voice penetrates straight through the ears, through the mind and heart, and then send shivers through the entire body.

As much as we try to break down the elements of those songs, they escape us, because there is a more powerful and enveloping emotion that is at play, which lurks behind and beyond the intellect that tries to make sense of it.

This is the situation I’m faced with when approaching Thom Bullitt’s new album Roses.

I don’t want to write down some genre titles, because having it shelved like that in your brain would provide an incorrect context and would do the album no justice. However, common themes to literally any human being, whether living in the outback or in the heart of the urban rat race, conglomerate in Thom Bullitt’s lyrical outpourings: finding ways to deal with life’s problems, seeking motivation to keep moving forward in life, relationships gone bad, and dabbling in a bit of drink and drugs.

The album opens with a solemn and calm “Cutting Roses,” where a lightly distorted guitar establishes a introspective repetitive motif, with embellishing atmospheric tinkles, bends, and sweeps, setting the scene for an edgy kick and 808 and punches straight in the center. “Cutting Roses” bleeds the pain of detachment, alluding to the artist’s reflection on a broken relationship.

The second track, “Angels Cry,” ups the tempo, toning up an epic ballad with a passionate female hook. Bullitt displays his rapping prowess throughout the verses, opting for a tone where he excretes what is on his heart in a raw fashion.

“Back in the Saddle” is the album’s third track, pulling the tempo back, for a “boom boom bap” undertoned anthem instrumental track, with string build-ups to the hook capable of lifting your chest. Together with low piano drones sounding throughout, the lyrics suggest come back and associating with friends, already more aligned with a motivating voice to keep going, but also threaded with statements that suggest the opposite, for instance, in the hook, “I’m coming back from the fire, and I’m burning down.”

“Wasn’t Enough” is a blend of outback and urban, with a mellow acoustic guitar riffing throughout together with piercing 808s, and Thom Bullitt builds on the higher-tempo energy of the instrumental to pour out his feelings of regret, as if the same emotion relates to people in both scenarios.

The last three tracks of the album show “Town Car Muzik II” continues Thom Bullitt’s deluge of feelings through a cultivated rap style over a sentimental sound pallet that leads to explosive full-stringed hook sections. “Bad Motherfucker” is Thom Bullitt’s self-affirmation, doing what rappers have done since its beginnings—finding ways to boost himself up, and pumping the self-esteem. “MMF (Lit)” ends the album on a high note, arguably the album’s most optimistic track, where Thom Bullitt flows verses about how he lives his week between an unexpected male R&B hook that illuminates, and you could say, summarizes, the deeply emotional experience that one is left with after listening through the album.

About Thom Bullitt: Born April 1, 1994 in Houston, Texas, Thomas Rodney Oates, Thom Bullitt was raised not on Hip-Hop, but Rock & Roll, Blues, and Pop. He moved to Oklahoma in 2004 which is when he discovered and fell in love with Hip-Hop. He released his latest EP in September of 2019 titled Roses, which features a more Country Rock influence than his previous endeavors. During his career, he would become one half of the Oklahoma City based group Bacardi Gang, and still carries that mantle today along with his own lifestyle brand ILLNEZZ – accompanied by the catchphrase LIVIN IT. He plans on releasing his next EP, The Cooler King Vol.2, in 2020.

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KF Greatness – Mark of the Beast

By 44faced on Mar 05, 2020 in Music , Reviews - 0 Comments

KF Greatness, 21-year-old rapper from Pine Bluff, Arkansas, continually fuels his music with a relentless drive and hunger of the come up, and it’s no different with Mark of the Beast

Following the artist for the last few years, I have seen no backing down on his output. He has the formula for success, i.e., determination + discipline + hard work, as well as raw talent and a very natural sound, as if he’s been rapping for dozens of years, and it’s just a matter of time before the opportunity arises and KF Greatness experiences an exponential boom of success.

“Superstar” places his vision of greatness at the front, illustrated clearly in the song’s hook:

“24/7, I’m working hard,
I want to be the next superstar,
niggaz hate me because I’m going far,
these niggaz still trying to up the par”

It acts like a self-affirmation, something every upcoming artist could use, but probably especially much more pertinent when you need to find that self-drive in an environment like Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

The second track, “Can’t Sleep,” discusses the struggle of trying to make it in the game. KF Greatness shines his stream-of-consciousness blended storytelling style in the verse conjuring numerous images of his life along the overtone of a yearning to break through to a level where music fills his entire life, including getting paid for it professionally.

“Stupid,” featuring Shotta Gee, is the third track on the release, adding a different perspective to KF Greatness’ striving to the top, where through a discourse about the mistakes and experiences with women, he lays down, in his honest and down-to-earth way, how music remains as a consistent source of inspiration and progress, and no girl can stand in the way of that. It might not be the main message of the song, but just a few words throws this gem out from within the stream: “I’m not that dude who’s paying tuition, I’m stacking the bread, I’m focused instead, and chasing the blues, avoiding the reds.”

“Bigger Picture” opens up the vision KF Greatness sees of living his dream, where basically music and money match to provide for himself and those dear to him. Another affirmation-style track showing how KF Greatness is keeping his dream alive in his music, and it’s waiting to spark aflame in this way.

“Never Lost,” a hip hop ballad with a catchy rap hook:

“I never lost, I only learn to do better,
I got to capitalize on every single letter,
A different breed, but they label me the same,
The same game, but with me, I’m thinking change”

Once again, KF Greatness makes hunger for success his direct theme—”I gotta make it, I gotta succeed there’s no other options”—showing how he’s giving it his all to rise up the rap ladder to success, and with his history of output to date, it’s clear that we’re discussing a real hunger with real direction. “Different Route” explains the different way of life that targeting rap as a career and lifestyle brings about, and how no matter what the surroundings say about that road, KF Greatness maintains his decision, direction and goal to make it up that route.

“Menace” is a unique lyrical banger, with various layers of repetitive rhythmic motifs running across the vocals and throughout the synth, bass and drum parts of the beat. Shotta Gee, the track’s featured artist, continues the motif that KF Greatness establish from the hook through the verse. “Effort” is an image of the future with a dream partner KF Greatness pictures to himself, fitting into the vision of the future that KF Greatness has been establishing throughout his other output.

“Day Ones Remix,” which features MC Money and Deezy Dee, is my favorite track on the release. A mix of chill and epic, with deep reverberated piano layers filling out a sonic tapestry where each rapper adds a different flavor to the track, precisely in the point in the release where some different taste works perfectly. It also arguably has the catchiest hook on the release, “All of my niggaz, those are my day ones, all of my friends, those are the fake ones.”

“Ambition” closes the release with decisive statement from KF Greatness to the rap world about what he plans to do with it: to take the game. There is a purposeful tenaciousness that rides throughout the song, a strong ending to a release that rounds out KF Greatness toward music, his life and making it to the top of the rap game. The more KF Greatness’ years and releases pile on, and seeing an ever-growing hunger build more intensely within, it’s just a matter of time now before some click happens and KF Greatness’ name takes off throughout the rap world.

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Marans – FYGA

By 44faced on Dec 22, 2019 in Music , Reviews - 0 Comments

Although I don’t understand Italian or French, I understand a unique party vibe when I hear one, and Marans’ “FYGA” is just that. A superimposition of melodic-percussive digital steelpan attacks, chordal piano stabs and occasional orchestral synth hits, mixed with enveloping trumpet licks, weaving tropical a feel upon a four-to-the-floor, full-bodied kick made to shake subwoofers, chests and bootys as it drives the pace throughout the song.

However, all that pulsating and enveloping soundscape serves as an accompaniment to the elegant, soothing and manly voice of Marans, who with a deep-yet-RnB-esque quality, flows and weaves through the musical elements with a blanket that beds the listeners ears and heart.

Starting off in Italian and switching to French, Marans lays out lyrics about a girl he met in Milan, and tells the story of a trip he would have liked to have taken with her. The emotion of opening to the opposite sex with a desire for connection is felt throughout, and the track lives both on the level of partying and dancing, as well as on the level of listening and contemplating. Of course, Italian and French listeners would get the added advantage of the story itself, but even without the language, the musicality lives and breathes from the ears straight to the heart.

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AQUA72 – Smooker feat. Ra-P

By 44faced on Dec 08, 2019 in Music , Reviews - 0 Comments

AQUA72’s “Smooker” (feat. Ra-P) is a solemn, calm, atmospheric cloud rap masterpiece, with enough reverb echoing snares and samples to turn heads of even the loyalest dub fans. Scratchy record samples merge into a water-wavy backdrop setting the scene for boom-bap-esque hard smacking drums and a melancholic low-range piano ostinato repeating throughout. AQUA72 and Ra-P lay down a smooth array of verses, auto-tuned to perfection, paddling along with the splashy-smacking interplay of the drums, bass, piano and samples, and between the enveloping ambience of the noise layer and the broken piano chords, together with the moist splatters of reverberated stabs, plus the in-your-face clinks and smacks of the kick, hats and snare attacks, producer Liquid Beats soaks the listener into a diffusive motion of multiple contrasting elements fusing together into a single immersive whole.

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Legendz GC – Money feat. Prince Ink [Review]

By 44faced on Aug 04, 2019 in Music , Reviews - 0 Comments

The self-taught singer, rapper and musician, Legendz GC’s latest single “Money” captures talented lyricism together with good vibes and positive energy. 

Legendz GC has an uncanny ability to sound at home on a beat that is both party and chill at the same time, produced by STZ. Legend GC’s artistry is accentuated by his collab with Atlanta rapper, Prince Ink. Their teamwork on the track are like the constant and the variable in an experiment: Prince Ink holds down “the constant,” i.e. a repetitive melodic motive that loops around and around, entrancing the listener into the flow, and then Legendz GC comes in as the “variable,” changing up the vibe with higher energy pushing-and-pulling, up-and-down energy in his vocal attack. Legendz GC’s vitalizing energy coupled with his genuine and fun lyrical twists of wordplay, which he attributes inspiration back to hip-hop trailblazer Jadakiss, sound one with STZ’s beat: the vibraphone synth running calmly throughout the track, blended with a visual juxtaposition of the street life coupled with the high life on a beachfront property, alluding to the idea perhaps that getting money doesn’t detach the rappers from the streets—it only adds to it.

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About Legendz GC: Shaun Gordon, known by his stage name Legendz GC is an artist from Montreal, Canada. Legendz GC hasn’t limited himself to Canada’s borders, and has been spending much of his time state side (particularly ATL) honing his craft. The self-taught singer, rapper, and musician has committed himself full time to professional development and building his brand. Legendz GC has a sound that has a very lyrical feel and is composed with the sole intention of putting out good vibes and positive energy. Legendz GC draws his inspiration from his childhood and exposure to family members and individuals he looked up to. Legendz GC is lyrically inspired by Hip-Hop trail blazer Jadakiss, but demonstrates his versatility as an artist with his ability to put out Reggae, Trap, and RnB tracks, in addition to Rap. Legendz GC has recently completed projects with: Jimmy the Rocket, Chromazz, Prince Ink, and Grammy Award Winning artist Louie Rankin.

These Keyboard Leads Will Make You Go Woooow!

By 44faced on Jun 10, 2019 in Music , Reviews - 0 Comments

When P. John Livingston turns on one of his many keyboards, you can expect a virtuosic display of sensitivity, touch and feel to encapsulate your senses as he takes flight on his leads. Pure love of music and dedication to communicating a joyous flow fill P. John Livingston’s many keyboard-based tracks on his YouTube channel. Here are a few to go over:


Depending on the keyboard it could be either a MIDI distorted guitar sound or a brass sound (I’d bet on distorted guitar), but within a couple of bars, it becomes clear that no matter what the sound he’s using, P. John Livingston has got that special knack that separates the great musicians from the ordinary ones: that his technical mastery of the instrument becomes his toolbox to simply enter into a zone of joyous energy that he wishes to communicate through his beyond flawless keyboard lead extravaganza. This song is sung by his wife, who also shares that flow with him, and after just a few seconds, P. John Livingston and his wife sweep you into a flight of harmonious intensities and interplays.


Taking off where the first song finished, P. John Livingston adds an impressive display of control of the pitch bender wheel in his leads on “Aadhiyil Vaarthayaha Iruntha Song.” If the keyboard sound only mirrored a real distorted guitar, then you could close your eyes and think that you were listening to a great lead guitarist bending those strings. As a demonstration of this technique, this video holds much interest, however unfortunately the song gets cut off in the middle of its playing.


Oh, the joy of music! Wonderful connection between husband and wife on one hand, outstanding technical display of keyboard lead mastery on the other. In “Deva Kirubai Endrum Ullathu,” P. John Livingston switches from brass to distorted guitar, as if he picked up a guitar a few bars into the song, and continued to hover around the vocal intervals in such an amazing complementary way. The beautiful aspect of this song is in how, although such a legendary keyboard lead player playing so many notes and rhythms, that P. John Livingston also knows how to complement a singer, giving the singer the role they need to have, while filling in the keyboard role with such impressive fills.


The harmony of the spheres sings and plays with such joy, optimism and enthusiasm in the song, “Anantha Thuthu Oli Ketkum Song” by P. John Livingston and his wife. The seamless, effortless-looking demonstration of keyboard lead wizardry through distorted guitar and brass effects together with the beautiful singing of P. John Livingston’s wife makes me simply want to get out of my chair smiling, dancing and clapping hands. Despite the undeniable expertise on the keyboard that’s brought to the front in the titling, the sheer happy and pleasurable energy of the whole music is really what excites me more, with the lead playing being a major part of that. There is some encouragement by commenters requesting better production quality. Indeed, it would be good. But the rawness of the display of simply plugging in and letting go has a raw joy central to music’s main function in the world, like an Internet version of walking past people playing music and lighting up the atmosphere with joy. It should be an inspiration to everyone who is an upcoming musician and artist to not be afraid to simply plug in and record, that often the over-produced sound can actually miss out on what is captured in the raw moment.

Listening to more of P. John Livingston’s music, I don’t really have much more to say. In summary, the technical and musical virtuosity is all there, and he knows how to make it serve the more important factor of the energy that the music enlivens. It’s simply a joy to listen to and watch these videos P. John Livingston uploads on his channel. I will place a few more tracks here for your enjoyment, but go and subscribe to his channel to get all his updates:

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Beazie x Hiroschema – Exterminate [Review]

By 44faced on May 30, 2019 in Music , Reviews - 0 Comments

“It’s that shit I wanna say but I can’t say right now.” Holy Smoke Records’ artists Beazie and Hiroschema lay down a compelling gangsta rap narrative track blending dirty south with Florida rap vibes. From the opening looping synth of a mellow electronic piano loop with guitar grazes and snare pops, at around 20 seconds in the hard-hitting boom bap kick and snare interplay enters together with Beazie’s raw grit vocal delivery with his semiquavering flows that lead to an emphasized final word line after line. Hiroschema continues in a similar rhythmic style, keeping the song’s continuity flowing without any standout gestures, with his uniqueness becoming expressed in his lower-register vocal range and delays on his emphasized final words in every line he spits.

The rappers’ rawness communicates strongly as both Beazie and Hiroschema focus on the story their telling over any wordplay or other lyrical tactics. The hook at around 1:30 barely sounds like a hook, but their realness is kept in tact as they show no intention of giving the listeners any candy, just the truth of what they want to tell: a story about old friends turning into enemies, wanting to go on and on about it but choosing not to in order to not be snitches and breaking street code.

Beazie is a rap artist from Jacksonville, Florida, signed to Holy Smoke Records. He focuses on painting a gritty picture of life in the Florida streets. Hiroschema is a rap artist from Jacksonville, Florida, also signed to Holy Smoke Records. His background in the hardcore metal scene shows with his high energy on the track and on stage. big heavy voice. gangsta rap with dirty south vibes.

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000Andre – Switch Up [Review]

By 44faced on May 13, 2019 in Music , Reviews - 0 Comments

Upcoming Minnesota artist 000Andre lets us feel the heat of the summer waving through in his energetic and fun single, “Switch Up.”

Reminiscent of the title, 000Andre switches up an outpouring of wordplay blending opposites in adjacent or even the same lines. Some stand out fragments of these include, “I’ma fix a wild nigga, my nigga shoot to care,” and “I got bad bitches, yeah I fuck ’em but I don’t kiss ’em… I’m lying to you, I admit it, I love these bitches.”

The summer atmosphere and positive energy already become established from the opening bars of a steel-drum-sounding synth loop, a chill vibe you could expect to pass by on a beach side—a vibe sustained throughout the track as a foundation upon which 000Andre switches up not only his play on words, but also his eclectic mix of hip hop, rap and R&B: Just half way into “Switch Up,” 000Andre shifts from lyrical rapping to vibe rapping with an R&B flavor. With the autotune triggered, 000Andre vibes a hovering melodic display.

In just one minute and fifty seconds, 000Andre flips through a wide array of desires, pleasures and goals, from love and sex, through beefs with others, through his money-making mission, through mentions of his little sister, and possibly other messages held cryptic in 000Andre’s context waiting to be deciphered. After its R&B-esque middle section, 000Andre returns to the original section he opened with, a first-rate showcase of using repetition in a short song to penetrate his main lines into listeners’ memory reserves.

But it’s not a track that aims at such a surgical analysis. You could have already listened to the song a couple of times by the time it took you to read this. Simply switch it on and let 000Andre switch it up for you.



Katiah One – Fight the Good Fight [Album]

By 44faced on May 12, 2019 in Music , Reviews - 0 Comments

Every now and then an individual comes along who redefines the way we perceive a common perception. With rap, that individual is now Katiah One. Eclectic influences and a mission to change the perception of the average rapper erases the boundaries of the rapper we envision now, and reconstructs it anew.

Drawing influence from such artists as Freddy Mercury, Sam Cooke and Issac Brock, Katiah One makes his artistic goals clear: to impact the world positively. Throughout his new album, Fight the Good Fight, Katiah One’s positive energy is the common denominator penetrating every moment of every song. Vocally, Katiah One expresses total confidence through uniquely interesting flows that hold an impressive start-stop quality. Together with the production, giving such fragments a reverberated-to-heaven emphasis, Katiah One knows how to capitalize on his uniqueness, making them repeat throughout the songs to drill through the noise of the millions of rap songs uploaded today with memorable statements that formulate themselves into the listeners’ neural networks.

In the album’s first track, “We Livin’ the Dream (Nightmares)” he establishes this halting quality in the verses, hinting at it at the very beginning (“full time got us working on a life, riiiight, everyday I think I just miiiight”), and then he intensifies the repetition later on (“he got a lot that he don’t knoooow, got a lot that he don’t shoooow, say a lot that he don’t meaaaan”). However, Katiah One shows mastery of creating hooks from roughly 50 seconds into the track, using a simple-but-effective wordplay of opposites and repeating it to a point where the listeners’ ears bleed with strawberry ice cream from the constant pleasure-stroking of his hook delivery straight into the listener’s perceptual screen: “we’re living a dream, nightmares, we’re living a dream, nightmares, we’re living a dream, nightmares…”

DeeJay Element’s production already shines through with its own unique characteristics and strengths in establishing a four-chord-style vibe with subtle additions of intensities with added punch in the drums in hooks, while the melodic and chordal material more or less loops throughout—a perfect basis for lyricists to hover themselves in, around and through. Katiah One takes the guitar-looping beat of DeeJay Element, and weaves his style upon it in “What’s the Word About Now?” – the album’s second track. Katiah One uses braggadocio lyricism to paint his position in life in this song with a continuously rolling flow with numerous “oooh” moments of wordplay creativity.

In classic third track style, “Yo Yo Ho” changes up the feel. From the opening synth stabs, it’s clear that a different aspect of Katiah One’s life is about to hit home. At around the one-and-a-half-minute mark, the song takes a turn for the… interesting! It immediately made me think why don’t more artists do this? Katiah One draws back the pace half-fold, effects smudge the atmosphere, and without delving too deep, the sensation of an unclear faded absorbs you into its swaying vibe, and from its repetitive, dissolving “Yo Ho Ho, and a bottle of rum” Katiah One comes in, with a expertly-layered array of effects over the drums and vocals, rapid-firing some lines. Here, Katiah One clearly shows his eclectic influences coming through, and how he’s willing to go into avant-garde territory to portray a rare depth in the genre.

Lyricist flows unload throughout “Stop This,” padded together with a hook in Katiah One’s token start-stop emphasis with the reverb on the final word of each line that he’s branding into his output track after track: “All my people really want is them options, hey, all my ni…. really want is them hooooes, all my people want is hot shit, hey, can’t nobody really stop this, noooo.” Another hook constructed of a not-so-obvious word cluster that come together into a unifying harmony through Katiah One’s flow and delivery mastery.

Every one of Katiah One’s words sounds as if he has a message he needs to get out into the air, as if sweating through his pores. This is one of the aspects of his positive energy: the feeling that from within, he has something to give and he needs to give it. There is no audible, tangible way of defining this sense of motivation that comes across, or rather, the entire enveloping aspect wrapping every syllable crafts that energy into the overall experience.

Katiah One’s vocals and lyrics both communicate maturity, both in delivery and in content. The album’s fifth track, “I’ma Say What I Really Feel,” continues Katiah One’s “jabba-jabba-jabba-jabba-hook” style of flow as he accentuates the end of his lines and keeps the hooks repeating anthem-style with stadium-esque reverbs that fills the sonic space with his expansive vocals upon beats laid out like red carpets under his rolling ‘n’ stop highlights. “I’ma tell ’em all that I’m rich, ayy, I’ma let ’em know you ain’t shit, bro, I’ma say what I really feel, right, I’ma tell ’em all how to deal, ho” – get ready to have this hook streaming around your head with a four-chord piano-stabbing ostinato continuously playing throughout your days after listening to this gem.

“Pledge” is the album’s last track, a seeming word both to Katiah One’s haters and non-believers, and also to himself, as he states his up-and-coming place as an artist in New York City. From a first verse of a very personal deluge, he shifts into a torrent of his pledge to be a voice of truth in a big city (New York City) that has made a gush of big influential figures in the world.

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V12 – What You Need

By 44faced on May 12, 2019 in Music , Reviews - 0 Comments


The straight-to-your-face Boca Raton rapper V12 gets his priorities straight on the money in his single “What You Need” featuring Arenbe Williams.

From the opening distorted synth loop and grating sample, “I don’t care what she looks like, we don’t care what she looks like, as long as she’s attractive,” leading straight into the song’s hook…

I don’t need a pussy, bitch I need a bag
Can’t fall in love with hoes, ’cause I’m low in cash
If you ain’t talking money, I won’t answer back
And bitch if don’t like it, you can kiss my ass

I don’t need a pussy, bitch I need a bag
Can’t fall in love with hoes, ’cause I’m low in cash
If you ain’t talking money, I won’t answer back
And bitch if don’t like it – kiss my ass

…V12 makes it clear that he’s getting he’s out-prioritizing women with making money, and continues talking certain experiences with women that led ultimately to this mindset.

The beat and vocal outpouring is straight up: there are no emotional beat shifts or major gestures: V12 makes it clear he’s out to lay down what’s on his mind, and doesn’t care about the contemporary rap landscape of auto-tunes and over-produced adlibs.

The voice and production has a raw, grinding and raspy quality as V12 pushes out each line with an intensifying emphasis that leads to a climax. With total clarity and confidence, the rapper is able to penetrate his messaging upon the 808-bouncing beat, weaving the listener into his flow to focus in on his emphases. Arenbe Williams’ entries add different speeds and intensities, making the unusually longer over 4 minute song very listenable. Overall, V12  is clear, precise, athletic in his emphases, who shows that he can construct a song through laying down what’s on his mind.

About V12: V12 is a rapper from Boca Raton, FL. Now residing in Las Vegas, he is ready to let the world hear his sound after a 9-year hiatus from the music game. Previously in a music group as a young teen, V12’s music has developed into a mature sound. You can follow V12 on Instagram and stream his music on Soundcloud.

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