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The last time you saw Deuce over here on Flagrant City was last summer for the release of his single “Acid Motorcycle“.
Now he’s back with a brand new project release, and a vibe you cannot deny with this Goodbye Blue Monday album!
The teaser track entitled ‘Glow’ that Deuce Ellis released earlier on in the week features fellow Choon hip-hop artist, Cashton heard above gives some insight as to what you can expect audibly on this new album. Funky vibes, the epitome of cool, fly hip hop talk is a way to describe this feeling you get from this new release!
As you can see above, the album features some new names you may be intrigued by such as Red D Daz, Stank Nitty, Miss Dukes, Popa Wu and more!
Rapper/producer Deuce Ellis is an anomaly, plain and simple. While he was born in Buffalo and raised in Brooklyn, he sounds nothing like what you might expect from either area. Instead of hardcore bars about street life and throwback beats, he’s delivering insightful poetry and his own distinct brand of production. He is more about good vibes and opening his third eye, than he is about criminal activity and misogynistic anecdotes. When other emcees are making their way to Atlanta or LA to try to increase the chances of being discovered, Ellis relocated to Honolulu, Hawaii for a few years to broaden his horizons.
Even though his name might not ring bells for the public at large, Deuce Ellis, the artist born Dellian Sharp, has been releasing music and establishing his Cult Classics label since the mid-naughts. In fact, he has over a dozen albums under his belt, including the well-received BLVCK XMAS, which was released with an companion book of poetry. And we would be remiss not to mention his several instrumental LPs that put his abstract and often experimental soundbeds on display!
Having toured with Das EFX and Aloe Blacc, and having worked with industry vets like Rockness (BCC, Heltah Skeltah) and Popa Wu, this Brooklynite has built a solid fanbase across the US and Canada that are always eager to bump anything new from the talented dread. He has also spread his Cult Classic brand with the The Head & The Heart line of t-shirts and hoodies, which have become a must-have for the fashion-forward.
Although he credits modern masters like J Dilla, RZA, and Pharrell Williams with being his major production influences, he is quick to assert that soul god Marvin Gaye and groove genius Quincy Jones inspired him before he ever touched a piece of equipment. Interestingly enough, he was gifted RZA’s old Korg Triton by Popa Wu, which has been the main motivation to record his upcoming album, Dawless, using strictly classic equipment and live instruments.
If the shallow sentiments of Trap and the bleak diatribes of Reality Rap are not exciting you anymore, look no further than left field offerings of Deuce Ellis.
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Conscious rap didn’t die with Biggie and Tupac. Quadir Lateef proves this to be true in his latest track produced by Statik Selektah. Lateef does the hypnotizing beat justice with his lyrical flow, spitting knowledge from a mouth filled with gold teeth. And filmed on the familiar streets of New York, Quadir resembles the classic artists that came before him even more.
Hey Buffalo Natives! If you’re in the area, and even if you’re not, be sure to check out the Vibrations Music Festival & Conference starting Thursday, January 12, 2017. Tickets are available for the whole weekend, but you can also purchase a single day if you can’t make all four. The lineup is lit with We the Culture’s set the second day and that’s only the beginning for what’s in store. Tickets start at $10! And I would hurry because time is almost up! Not convinced? Check out their website to see what previous festivals have looked like and some of the familiar names showing out this year!
This Boss Lady will have you ready to take on the world! Don’t miss her performance on January 13. Show starts at 4pm!
Whether it’s the start or end of your work day, Nebu Kiniza’s “Days” will get you through the longest shift of your life. With a sound like Lil Yachty and cool, urban visuals, Kiniza makes a hard day at work sound that much more appealing. Check out the Worldstar Hip Hop exclusive below:
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Surprise new album from Flagrant City favorite, Deuce Ellis, was released yesterday, on Thanksgiving, where Deuce announced his new self-produced album “An Electric Ride” by rolling out what he calls an open source instrumental project entitled “Experiments in Electricity” where production for the entire concept began late August 2015, right after his girlfriend and creative partner Jenna’s bday, months before the couple would move to Hawaii.
An Electric Ride is a concept album telling the stories of passengers on a funky intergalactic train traveling the cosmos to arrive at the final destination in the Universe’s most exciting city “Electric City.”
Deuce drew inspiration for the project from the work and ideas of Nicola Telsa and Joseph Campbell’s “Hero With A Thousand Faces” which also inspired George Lucas’ “Star Wars”. The Cult leader collaborated with Jenna’s design firm TeethRatedR for the art direction of the project.
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