After dropping his A La $ole name, Pro Era member Aaron Rose returns with an EP dubbed Elixir. From the first track, “The Root of Sole” with production from J57 (he produced five of the EP’s seven tracks), Rose flexes his breathless flow and dizzying wordplay.
From there, the BK native continues to rip apart the instrumentals, including the jazzier “Break It Down,” featuring Domo Genesis and the more militant “Parkside Ave.” More than just a rapper with incredible chops, Rose also reveals pieces of his personality and background on those same tracks. Like on “Break It Down” when he rhymes, ”’A black man who knows what his worth is, I’m off the circuits/ From this American horror story, we in the circus”
Amidst the variety in sounds, the project remains distinctly the work of its host emcee. And he drives that point home when speaking on Elixir, saying succinctly: “I am Aaron Rose and this is my elixir.”