Fresh off their starring roles in the Foul Mouth Jerk stop-motion, crime drama, rap video “Opium Den”, Holden Green and Roland Dough walked the red carpet with their co-stars, turned lady-friends Harmony & Chrystal. The star studded gala event was the Music Video Asheville Awards. The pair left with the trophy for Best Visual Design, on behalf of Jerk & behind-the-scenes Mastermind, Jon Jones, for Low Bat studios. Rumor has it that Holden & Roland have signed on for a possible trilogy, and have started shooting on the sequel, titled “The Perfect Crime.” TMZ reports that their Hollywood it-dude status has already attracted the attention of tiny 1/6th scale Scientologists, who are looking for a new spokesman, who is at least slightly taller than Tom Cruise.
Slurs, whether you mean the impaired speech of drug addled barflies, or just abusive language and colorful insults, nobody does it better than the whiskey breathing, three headed monster that is Foul Mouth Jerk, Tame One and TopR. The lead single off the Jerk’s upcoming sixth full length, “Death By Misadventure” is classic, grimy, B-Boy funk spit from three veterans in the game. A razor sharp scratch montage by European DMC champion DJ Grazzhoppa on the hook, brings it all together over a beat by Reef Ali that’s more menacing than Godzilla’s dick. Album available 4/20/15… Tell a friend, tell a foe, tell everybody you know.
Last week I read an article about how Flo Rida associate, Rich Homie Quan was barred from entering the VIP at an exclusive Miami night club. His response was to shout “But I’m a rich millionaire!”, knock out the bouncer, run across the street and escape in a speed boat.
Well, Foul Mouth Jerk is broke, but he appreciates new and creative ways to do opulent and excessive shit. He spends time pioneering such methods. Did he motorboat your mom’s tits with a mouthful of cheese ravioli? He doesn’t remember that, but it sounds like something he’d do. Did he get a master artist like Gus Cutty to render predictions on the conditions of his demise, and then use that as an album cover? Yes, he certainly did. Is there a level of Tupacishness in such a gesture? We’ll let you be the judge of that.
The new album Death By Misadventure will be available on iTunes, bandcamp.com and most online distributors Monday, 4/20/15. The official release party in Saturday 4/18 at The Isis Music Hall, in Asheville, NC. So in honor of that, above is the sneak preview of the album cover. Special thanks to Gus Cutty.
For those of you not up on Luke Sick, check his credentials: Sacred Hoop, Grand Invincible, Yole Boys, Rime Force Most Illin. The mean-spirited and gruff voiced rapper brings to mind Rakim smoking a pack a day, or Fredo Starr gaining 100 pounds from eating all his meals at the County Fair.Similarly slept-on producer Brycon has been making slaps on the under since the late 90s as member of heralded groups GFE, Brycon & Equal and Simple Mathematics. His production credits include Action Bronson, Murs/Living Legends, Masta Ace and many more. Somewhere between RZA and DJ Premier exists the sound that is still distinctly Brycon. Oh and he smokes a lot of weed. Even a little hash.
Their debut album “Year Of The Tre Bag” (MegaKut) is 14 tracks worth of grimy Bay Area gutter sniping. Produced entirely by Brycon and held down by Luke Sick with appearances by Foulmouth Jerk and Lightbulb. Videos for the first and second official singles “Driftin Drifter” and “You’re The Bad One” are on the way.
You can download the first official single “Driftin Drifter”, stream the full length album, and purchase “Year Of The Tre Bag” at the links above.
On a trip to Ecuador to see the legendary Bad Samta, Gurp-voyager and self-proclaimed “curse of the GFE” Brycon came home with an armload of records and a sleep-addled brain. A short few days later the pudgy and curmudgeonly producer emerged from his San Francisco lab with this:
24 Minutes of Instrumentals inspired by a recent dig in Quito Ecuador
and in physical form directly from Brycon (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the handsome price of $8.00 american.
Look for Brycon & Luke Sick’s new group Grand Killa Con as they schmob through NC and TN this month on the Cinderblocks & Cyanide tour, culminating in a performance at the 2013 Gurpfest in Asheville NC. Their debut album “Year Of The Tre Bag” drops late this summer but you can score an advance copy direct from GKC on tour.
You know what seems to be happening a lot in recent years? Super Groups. Conversely you know what seems to be lost to the annals of history? Rapper/Producer albums. Not the Kanye West “a producer that raps” type, I mean one consistent, cohesive musical vision throughout an entire album done by 1 MC and his DJ/Producer or production team. Up until about 1993 it’s pretty much how all rap albums were made, these days not so much. Well you know who’s combining these two seemingly dynamically opposed concepts? No, you probably don’t because you don’t stay up on ill shit the way I do. But the answer is Grand Killa Con, a joint effort from Gurp City All Star Luke Sick, the lyricist behind projects like Sacred Hoop & Grand Invincible, and Brycon a producer whose worked with everyone from Action Bronson to Masta Ace.
As a super group I’m gonna go ahead & rate them firmly right between The Hot Boys & The Traveling Wilburys. As a rapper/producer combo, I would put them somewhere in the neighborhood of a Marley Marl & Kane. Their first leak “Hemmed pt.1” is the beginning of their run up to this summer’s release of their full-length “Year of the Tre Bag” and is accompanied by a video that’s as grimy as the album title suggests.
The Germans have a saying; “In beer there is strength. In wine there is wizdom. In water there is only bacteria.” Apparently, Free Radio has found something else in their drinks. I’m not sure, but judging from the verses, it may be the brain enhancing drug from that Bradley Cooper film “Limitless”. While the rest of the rap game continues to insist that intelligence is no longer en vogue and seem hellbent on competing in a death race to the bottom, Free Radio has some genuinely worthwhile shit to say. And quite frankly, some pretty compelling imagery to go with it, which is brought to you by Andrew Anderson. “Something in the Water” is the second video from their latest album “Powers That Be”. Hopefully it’s not the last, because these dudes are moving in a different direction than most and I’d like to see where it goes from here. My prediction; they begin writing fotune cookie messages, make a killing in the Chinese dessert business and leave the rap game behind, mere moments before Rick Ross & the EDM rap craze collide in a heinous implosion of molly, backfat, skinny jeans and shitty sex puns.
Name your own price for the album right here: http://freeradio.bandcamp.com/