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Alexander Spit, a grainy-voiced upstart whose vibe is equal parts Bay Area pimp shit and Hunter S. Thompson swag. Known formerly in the Bay Area as "Alexander the Great," he has built an impressive following over the last few years. There is a level of realness and sense of maturity around the 24-year-old’s art. His persona isn’t packaged with a gimmick, the certified California kid’s creative energy comes from his pride growing up around many genres of music and the time he spent listening to what the “old heads” with wisdom had to say. You hear it in the beats he makes and when he spits. You don’t need to take our word for it… Alexander Spit’s brand new album, A Breathtaking Trip To That Otherside, is a perfect reference point.
Now an LA transplant, his video for "A Breathtaking Trip," a SPIN premiere, found the young MC on a "Fear and Loathing-style" adventure with a nude Lana Del look-alike in tow. Despite being filmed in the harsh light of a desert day, the clip had a decidedly dark feel that reigns once again in the just-out short for "That's Spit." In it, Alexander dwells entirely in the shadows, raping from atop a filthy mattress in a gnarly squatters' hovel, later emerging from the trunk of a classic car in order to spark a J, and otherwise stalks a dingy brick alley while wearing a hoodie printed with the word "THIZZ" on the back. (That's Oakland talk for ecstasy, if you didn't know.) The chorus is simple, workmanlike, and definitive: "I spit, I spit, I innovate, and that's it."
His new album, A Breathtaking Trip to That Otherside, hits stores February 26th.
1. Black Magic On Blue Magic
2. Ride (Chicken Wit The Odds)
3. GREAT SCOTT!!!
4. That’s Spit / Space Echoes
5. A Breathtaking Trip feat. BAGO
6. NRML Ave Interlude
7. B.N.E. Remix feat. E-40 & Mr. MFN Exquire
8. Coastal / Hyperion co-prod. by Caleb Stone
10. Getaway Car feat. Alchemist
11. Vodka Interlude prod. by In Transit
12. Artesia feat. Action Bronson
13. Pulp 2013 / Heroin Chic
14. Cinema Interlude
15. Honeymoon In A Motel Room
16. Sluts Kiss French co-prod. by Bobby Evans
17. Death By 27