This 18 year old NYC rapper/producer/director has already been making waves from age 13 making beats, to opening for Wu Tang Clan on their 20th anniversary tour last year. I first became aware of him with his debut EP Nehruvia, having heard a few of the tracks separately, a mix of top quality beats from Hip-Hop heavyweights such as DOOM, J Dilla & Madlib garnished with his beyond his years lyrics.
Now as many have heard his most exciting project is forthcoming, a collaborative EP with the legendary MF DOOM, his first retail release it will be available on Lex Records from Sept 23rd and is sure to be straight dope.
The dope album art was done by Ghostshrimp, who designed the world for super crazy cartoon, Adventure Time.
Here is the first track to be released from the project:
NehruvianDOOM – OM
The guys over at BitTorrent have put together an interview about the project and a Torrent bundle with his first EP and loads of behind the scenes stuff, you can then enter your email to download a further 4 mixtapes, music videos and album artwork!
Read the interview here, download the Torrent here. (You will need a Torrent client such as µTorrent)
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Little DOOM illustration by Oliver Lancaster Smith.
Time for part one of the Dirt Cheap goes to Parklife report! Last weekend (11th & 12th June) the Dirt Cheap team descended on Platt Fields Park, Manchester for one of the best parties in the North!
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Yep it’s almost that time of year again, this weekend Manchester opens its doors to thousands of ravers for Parklife Festival, a fast growing and much loved music festival with an eclectic lineup. Maybe you already have your ticket, but if not don’t worry because Dirt Cheap are going to take you right there without you having to move a muscle! The Dirt Cheap Team will be in full effect covering the festivities, so if you see us around come by: get your photo taken and tell us why you love Parklife so much!
We will be battling against other publications to try get some face time with some of the massive acts gracing the stage this year, we have our sights set on DOOM, DJ Shadow, Andy C, DJ Friction and Grandmaster Flash so hopefully we can grab a few minutes with some of these guys for you! If you have any questions for any of the acts playing this year (Full lineup here) then send them through! To: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to get them asked!
Stay tuned for the full report next week!
For more information check out the Parklife homepage here. To the lucky ones that are going, see you there!
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