Origen aka Will Stanton was a hip hop project based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The 2006 album "Letters" was produced entirely by Ontario beatsmith Adept and is available from iTunes and CDBaby.
Adept also produced two tracks from the 2005 album "Sixty Forty" including Sleep Enthusiast. The other two tracks featured here were produced by Turnstyle and feature Brett Detar of The Juliana Theory.
"Personable and resonant." - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"One of that rare breed." - Pittsburgh City Paper
"This is an amazing album... gave me chills." - Edge of the X
"An astonishingly talented emcee who seems to have emerged from nowhere with a fully formed style and worldview all his own" - Michael Machosky, Weekend Mag
"Origen puts all of his influences together in non-obvious ways, and makes it stand outside time and trends." - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
"The artist's ability to delve into personal stories is a strength that he is wisely embracing." - Sphereofhiphop.com
"Overall, Sixty Forty was an above average record with moments of brilliance on certain tracks. But you've got to give Origen serious credit for creativity in a genre that is typically less-than-nurturing of those bold enough to go out on a limb as he so often does." - Burgh Sounds
"Letters is a cohesive project that will surely draw different reactions from different sects of rap music... Origen's delivery is strong and confidently meshes with Adepts beautifully constructed musical landscapes." - Okayplayer.com