Greenhouse (Effect) : the new cast

Blake Gillespie

The group that introduced us to Blueprint and Weightless Recordings drops the “effect” and gets a new lineup.

Originally Greenhouse Effect consisted of rappers Manifest (later known as Fess), Inkwell and Blueprint on both the beats and rhymes. The group established itself alongside fellow Ohioans, MHz crew, as the co-powerhouses of the O-State. In 2002, it appeared Greenhouse Effect was no more, as Inkwel retired from hip hop to pursue the faith and be a preacher. Blueprint and Manifest declared the group dead, only to revive it as a duo in 2005 with Columbus Or Bust.

Well, it seems Fess has left the group, replaced by long-time Weightless artist Illogic, who was on the label's anthem cut “Weightless” on Up To Speed. Now known as Greenhouse, Blueprint debuted “Gettin' There” on his blog last week. The track opens with Printmatic sleepily stating “good morning.” As a storm of synths transpires, his verse comes to life with an emphatic closing statement “It's Greenhouse… even if we dead broke, we gon be the richest… bitches!”

Electric Purgatory – Part One EP is out November 24 on Weightless Recordings.

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