from the album “Whole Food” produced by Gensu Dean and featuring vocals by Denmark Vessey. Directed by Rodolfo Duran. http://tinyurl.com/zv7985l
About the album:
If the words Whole Food remind you of yoga pants and hemp bracelets in a parking lot overrun by yuppies, don’t worry–you’ve come to the right place. This full-length collaboration between Gensu Dean and Denmark Vessey comes packed with all the vitamins and nutrients you could possibly need without any of the frivolous packaging. The pair’s debut as a duo on Mello Music Group imagines mugshot spreads in Newsweek and blood dripping down starched white aprons, and there are no $6 cappuccinos in sight.
Over the past year, Vessey had developed into one of the most
buzzed-about rappers in the underground circuit. The Detroit native
dropped one of 2015’s most critically acclaimed records with Martin
Lucid Dream, a heady, pointed treatise on the state of America’s
shared psychosis. On Whole Food, he expands his purview to encompass the whole human body, from the biscuits and gravy weighing down your stomach to bullet wounds in your abdomen. And he does it all with empathy, wit, and supreme technical skill.
For his part, Dean continues to be one of hip-hop’s best kept secrets,
a masterful sample chopper whose attention to detail makes him one of the See “Saturday,” which feels like a crew of preposterously talented percussionists squeezing one last jam session before heading out to the club. The Texas-bred producer makes the genre’s hallmark sounds feel fresh and reinvigorating.
This isn’t revivalism as we’ve come to know it–artists grasping for
an idealized version of the past that was suspended in amber. Instead
Gensu and Denmark embody the ethos of hip-hop’s golden ages, with all the off-the-cuff experimentation and unhinged creativity that defined those years. There are cardboard-ready breakbeats married to
Zapp-style vocoders and razor sharp bars on a song named for an emoji. For these two, authenticity is measured by the amount of truth you can pack onto wax.
Whole Food is nutrition for your mind and spirit, but it’s never
pedantic or preachy. Gensu and Denmark piece together one of the
loosest, most visceral records in recent memory, one that’s filled
with punishing bass lines, clever asides, and astute observation.
From the 12″ single “Release The Stress”. Coming September 2016.
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A brand new ILLUS album produced entirely by legendary Rhymesayer- Blueprint. Featuring guest verses by Blueprint, Slug from Atmosphere, Craig G, Roxxxteady, and Paul Dateh with cuts by DJ Johnny Juice.
Includes digital pre-order of A PERFECTLY IMPERFECT BEAUTIFUL NAKED CREATION. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
In a world full of cheesecake rappers, one man has assembled a phenomenal team to bring you madness. So stop stop what you’re doing and get ready for a journey you’ve never taken before. Enter the sinister doctor, the Ultramagnetic visionary, Kool Keith, whose “Feature Magnetic,” released Sept. 16 on Mello Music Group, is his latest bizarre transformative odyssey .
As always, Keith seems unstuck in time, oblivious to geography, brilliantly mixed unflinchingly grim details with surreal, fantastical tangents. He’s from the Bronx, but belongs to far-reaching astral dimensions. And Where many of his contemporaries have become legacy acts or revivalists, Keith continues to originate and perfect his wild style. He’s parked behind Oracle Arena in Oakland with Norah Jones — riding a horse and carriage through Central Park (bystanders shout that he looks like Mike Tyson). He drinks with MF DOOM in dusty London basement and recruits a legendary squadron of fellow travelers including Sadat X (Brand Nubian), Bumpy Knuckles, Boston pioneer Ed O.G., Slug from Atmosphere, and Vallejo legend Mac Mall.
Throughout, Keith weaves in and out of our reality, stopping only long enough to dap his friends and pass the mic. The songs are straightforward: spare, innovative beats, simple hooks, and razor-sharp verses from an unlikely collection of geniuses. Keith switches moods, cadences, and points of view effortlessly. On “Tired” he’s world-weary and unappreciated; on “Bragging Rights,” the mink coat melts off his shoulders like butter. “Peer Pressure” cryptically considers his career and the shifting racial demographics of his audience, a far cry from the scene in “Stratocaster” when he pulls up in the teal Maybach, handing out off-the-book jobs to the people.
In an era of careful branding and secret signings, it’s a radical act to put out a rap record where no MC can hide. The no-frills approach is a high-wire act, the kind of format that weeds out the fakes and the imitators. Predictably, however, “Feature Magnetic” is full of world-class acrobats. On the closing track “Writers,” Ras Kass sums it up best: “H-O-R-S, me and Kool Keith playing HORSE with a verse/ …all you hear is swish.”
order Psycho Les of the Beatnuts new album DANK GOD volume 1. This is one of the first singles featuring R.A. the Rugged Man. The album also features Alchemist, Inspectah Deck of Wu Tang, Jeru da Damaja, Kool Keith, Pete Rock, Sean P, the Lox, Tragedy Khadafi, Vinnie Paz and more
What does a sound taste like? Experience Bittersweet by The Roots, the first ever song you can taste. Based upon scientific research that explores the relationship between our senses, one side has been written to bring out the sweeter flavors in a Stella Artois, while the other enhances the bitter notes. Can you taste the difference?
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