Fresh Selects is at it again!! First you remember Fresh Selects at The Fix right? Yeah it's where you saw Erykah Badu, and Madlib, Guilty Simpson- Georgia Ann Muldrow. You remember the Do-Over huh?? summer time Sunday Fun. Now get ready to check out the latest from that camp as Fresh Selects labels up. Teaming up with Ante Up we now have This is Portland v. 1.5 installment of some of the newest and freshest for the Hip Hop/Soul/Electro in Portland. Download that here.
Animal Farm will release its new album, "Culture Shock" on May 17th, featuring a host of legends; Talib Kweli, DJ Rob Swift from the X-Ecutioners and Abstract Rude. Culture Shock was entirely produced by group member Gen.Erik. Download the newest single "Test of Time" and then you can indeed say "Hey I knew them when....." Enjoy!
"The lyrical style is acrobatic and joyfully disjointed—think Aesop Rock meets Busta Rhymes—while the subject matter owes far more to the post-apocalyptic claustrophobia found on Funcrusher Plus than to the more ubiquitous ride-or-die ethos of The Chronic. In cinematic terms, it eschews the tragic braggadocio of Scarface for a universe that is decidedly Blade Runner in its subterranean futurism." - Ryan Feigh (Portland Mercury) http://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/hive-mind/Content?oid=3300085
"It’s psychedelic rap, and in tandem with a pair of earbuds and Gavin Theory’s woozy, drum-’n’-bass-inspired beats, there’s enough here to trip you the fuck out." - Casey Jarman (Willamette Week)
Ha! Coming to Branx this Friday Blu, Grouch with Zion I. What you may not know though is that Grouch and Zion I have just dropped this little ditty "Rockit Man" featuring Silk-E. Download at will! See you on Friday!