The Coup’s new album Sorry To Bother You, is dropping on October 30th. As a firm supporter of the Coup since I got a copy of Killer My Landord. It will be dropping on Epitaph’s Anti- record label. Get your socially conscious hip-hop on
Featured on Rapper’s Paradise IV and quite possibly the most awesome thing you’ll hear all day……
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God bless the internet and You Tube. I don’t even know where to begin, words do not do this justice. Think about the pure genius of that statement, “Be Somebody of be somebody’s fool”.
Man, I could zone out to this for a minute, pair this with that King Fantastic , “Surf’s Up” joint and it’s a wrap. I’m not getting out this chair for a minute. yU, from DMV, puts the mic down and let’s us all just vibe out, with the help of Danedra Rowell on the vocals. Beautifully melodic and extremely catchy. Download this and thank me tomorrow. Well done MMG
The A-side of the next installment in Mello Music Group’s 7” Series comes from Diamond District/1978er producer/emcee yU. The gruff DMV MC is known for philosophical street rap but “Dreams” takes a different route – the result a hauntingly beautiful track likely to end up on repeat.
Enlisting Danedra Rowell on vocals, yU eschews the new age boom-bap that got him noticed for something closer to all of our heartstrings. Featuring no rapped bars, “Dreams” is a bittersweet ballad that is less literal than emotive. It captures that late-night, pensive feeling us music heads are very familiar with. yU is able to craft a sound that is universal and hyper-local, breaking new ground for himself musically. The drums sound like they could be on any Diamond District-related project but the melody and chords don’t sound too far from something that could find its way onto radio.
Peeling back yet another layer of sound from his extensive pallet, yU is proving his versatility as a musician. “Dreams” along with the b-side “Prior Days” officially comes out on limited edition (300 copies only) vinyl 7” this Tuesday – though it is shipping early from MMG now!
“Everything I do just screams southern Cali” (c) Killer Reese One
This is the perfect description of King Fantastic music, if you’ve ever spent some time in Southern Cali, King Fantastic music makes more sense than a mug. I am not saying you don’t get it otherwise, but it enhances the Southern Cali experience. #FreeKillerReeseOne