By: Rizoh
      Houston-bred hip-hop producer the ARE has released his latest semi-instrumental set, Uphill Piece of Mind, on the web for at no cost. The ARE (real name Russel Gonzalez) has been crafting beats since the early 90′s and has worked with De La Soul, K-Otix, Zion-I, and Phife Dawg (A Tribe Called Quest), among others.
       The 28-song beat tape features original production by the ARE as well as a remix to Nas’ "Hope" (from Hip-Hop Is Dead). A free download of Uphill Piece of Mind is available on RAPPERSIKNOW.