#HillTopHYPE Exclusive | East Coast Collective ‘Covenant Government’ Talk Their: Newly Released ‘Annuit Coeptis’ Album, Goals For 2019, The Process Behind Working On A Group Project & MORE

ALBUM: Covenant Government – “Annuit Coeptis”

After just a week off of the release of their second collaborative group project, Annuit Coeptis, I tapped in with the Cov Gov team to talk about the response from their new album, their goals for the new year, and how they each feel about working in a group dynamic.

The Album, Annuit Coeptis — Latin for “Providence favors our undertakings” — is another spiritual and social honest piece from Cov Gov proving their versatile and vital approach to rap about the topics that often get lost in translation.

Always honest and transparent with their fans… here’s what the group had to say:

Describe the album, Aunnit Coeptis, in three words…

Sensei Feng Xhui: “Free-spirited; Fun-spirited; Progressive”
Nalo: “Lyrical; Diverse; and Classic

Now with that being said, what was the inspiration behind making the, Annuit Coeptis, project the official CØV group project?

Nalo: The collection of artists… each is great in their own lane. So to see us come together successfully is a good move for hip-hop as a whole.”

Sensei Feng Xhui: “With politics becoming more synonymous with entertainment, it was only right that [we] as musicians make more music to reflect these times.”

You guys have always meshed well as a group, while also knowing how to separate your solo careers… how difficult — or easy was it getting every member on the same page for this group project? (Studio time, Tracklist Arrangement, Choosing an album cover, etc.)

Relz: “Whenever you have a collection of solo artists/different personalities with conflicting schedules – it’ll never be easy, because things might take a little longer than expected, or you may not agree on certain things. However, it teaches you how to compromise. That’s the beauty of being on a team… taking the different opinions in the creative process & then coming on one accord to create a masterpiece.”

Sensei Feng Xhui: “OH BOY! It is heaven and hell! Always competitive! Mainly because we try to bring out the best in each other. Everybody has their own process, but no matter what the end result is always the most important part. When we disagree on details, we find common ground on the intentions. As far as the solo part, it’s easier to be free when you’re apart of a great collective.”

Young Scoop: It was fun for me to work on this project, I like the competition, but being in covenant, you do a verse one day and it’s gone the next.” – Scoop says jokingly.

Hazy: “Let’s just start off by saying – I hated the cover for the record; but everyone that listened to it likes it so far… I think the hardest part of doing group projects is that we’re in different states so scheduling is always going to be an issue with working on tracks.”

Be honest! What’s everyone’s favorite single on the album? 

Relz: “So much love!”

Sensei Feng Xhui: “Spooky Times” because it has a menacing type of energy… Like a horror movie feel. Like the horror of reality.”

Young Scoop: “Sight..” telling people it’s more than what your two eyes see.”
Coincidentally Hazy agrees…
Hazy: Definitely “Spooky Times,” I should have been on that, right after Scoop.

I’m sure everyone is also wondering, when can we expect some new visuals from, Annuit Coeptis

Sensei Feng Xhui: “Coming sooner or never (said sarcastically).”

Just in 3 days, the project received more than 3,000 streams via Spotify. What are y’all numbers looking like now as we officially hit one week? — Was this response more or less than what you were expecting?

Sensei Feng Xhui: “We’re quickly approaching 10k. We knew the potential of the group as soon as we came together.”

Last, but not least! What’s next for Covenant Government? What major moves can we expect from the group and its’ members in 2019? 

Sensei Feng Xhui: “Young Scoop’s project is next! Then Relz! Then the rest of the squad! Y’all can expect more videos, more thoughts, more energy, more vibes, more content, and all of the above!”

Be sure to stay connected with Covenant Government as we wait for new music to come. 

Follow the group via all major social media and music streaming platforms.

Twitter:
 @fengxhui 
@RelzGlover
@Hotboyhazy
@YoungScoop_COV
@NALOcov


Instagram:
@CovGov

Spotify:
(Annuit Coeptis Available HERE)
Covenant Government




#HillTopHYPE Covenant Government – “Annuit Coeptis (Album)”

East Coast collective, Covenant Government, releases their second collaborative group project titled, Annuit Coeptis

Latin for “Providence favors our undertakings.”  

Another “polictically and socially,” driven piece of music that once again separates the #CovGov team from the rest.  

Listen to the official project below!

Featuring:

Sensei Feng Xhui | Relz | Young Scoop | Blizz | Nalo | Hotboy Hazy | Crills Money


Instagram:

@Cov_gov

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Covenant Government – “#Hometeam (Video)”


“We don’t call em “Day 1’s… We call ’em “HomeTeam.”
East Coast camp, Covenant Government, releases their new single – courtesy of a brand new visual –  titled, “#Hometeam,” off of their upcoming camp project, ANNUIT COEPTIS.
 
Watch the official video below and stay tuned for more new music from Covenant Government via SoundCloud.

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Relz – “Jane Doe”


East Coast Collective, Covenant Government’s own, Relz, drops off a brand new release exclusively via Tidal called, “Jane Doe.”

The Virginia Beach artist, drops some heavy hitting lines about his nameless ex and how she’s undeniably dead to him… sheesh – hence the name, “Jane Doe.”

In addition, the new release is part of the groups, Steamy Sunday’s, series.

Relz is working on his own independent project with RocNation coming soon, and he’ll also have some heat on the Cov Gov collective project, Annuit Coeptis, dropping in May.
Until the new projects drop, check out Relz new single, “Jane Doe,” below.
SONG LINK:
http://tidal.com/track/86535055

Twitter:
@Relz_cov

HillTop HYPE Exclusive | Covenant Government – “96 Stockton”


While working towards their forthcoming project, Annuit Coeptus, the Cov Gov team releases their single, “96 Stockton,” exclusively via Patreon.

Annuit Coeptus is said to drop early 2018.

Check out, “96 Stockton,” below.


Twitter: 

@fengxhui
@Relz_cov
@YoungScoop_COV
@Hotboyhazy

HillTop HYPE | East Coast Camp Covenant Government Drops New Set of Singles


After blessing us with Covenant Governments’ own  Sensei Feng Xhui’s recent project, Bow To The Sensei, The Covenant Government camp releases a set of 4 new songs including: “Lock it” from King Friction (a lost track from, Look At God, album);  “We On,” from incarcerated member, Mula; and both “ZENergy Freestyle,” and “Melenated Medley,” from Sensei Feng Xhui.

The east coast team plans to keep the heat coming throughout the year, and as you can see as they stay busy in the lab, that they most definitely won’t disappoint.

Check out the 4 new singles below, and make sure to stay tuned for more new music from the Cov Gov camp on the way!

“We On”

“ZENERGY”
https://www.audiomack.com/song/feng-xhui/zenergy-freestyle

“Melanin Medley”
https://www.audiomack.com/song/feng-xhui/melanin-medley

Twitter: 
@fengxhui 

Sensei Feng Xhui Ft. Toney2Squarez – “Fuck Social Media (Hosted By Dj Leflare)”

Who really needs it anyways?

Sensei Feng Xhui shares a brand new banger with fellow New York artists Tony2Squarez and DJ LeFlare, titled, “Fuck Social Media.”

Check out the new track below and listen to more of Sensei Feng Xhui’s music via SoundCloud.

Twitter:
@DJLEFLARE
@fengxhui