Record Label: Wordsworth
As his name suggests, Brooklyn-bred artist Wordsworth is the epitome of a true Hip Hop wordsmith. In addition to appearing on a multitude of other artists’ albums, such as BlackStar, A Tribe Called Quest: Love Movement, The Lyricist Lounge vols. 1 and 2; he co-created, starred in, co-wrote and produced MTV’s groundbreaking sketch comedy series The Lyricist Lounge Show. Since then has released his acclaimed solo album titled “Mirror Music” and featured work in video games such as Saints Row to movie soundtracks such a The Spongebob Squarepants movie.
Also some if his recent works include The Dino 5, a children’s Hip Hop album produced by legendary producer Prince Paul. In the midst of that releasing an album called The Show, with his supergroup EMC which consist of members Stricklin, Punchline and Masta Ace.
Wordsworth’s new work lyrically and musically is refreshingly gritty, smart, and ripe with wisdom acquired through life experiences and incredibly compelling. “In my rhymes, I try to create pictures that illus- trate emotions,” Wordsworth explains. “When people hear my album I want them to feel like I said everything they couldn’t say, so when a song ends their response is, ‘Word!’ To put it bluntly, my album is like an audio art gallery of emotions.”
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With over 8 years in and appearing on over 30 vinyl releases, Damu the Fudgemunk has built a modest following and a collectible catalog. With his latest release, Public Assembly (cover photo shot at the legendary Fat Beats record store in NYC), his label Redefinition Records decided to empower fans with a role in the selection process. Is this a greatest hits? Not quite, but a highlight reel of sorts influenced by carefully analyzed comments in Redef's social networking community, hence the LP title. Many consider, "The Greatest Hits Album" overdue, but for a man who considers "his best work has yet to be released", Public Assembly is the Fudgemunk's artist statement that brings things to date full circle. 10 full length instrumentals from various projects are consolidated into one album. Over half the featured tracks were either never released on vinyl (Hole Up and Streamline instrumentals) or released in limited quantities (Supply Intro). For newcomers, Public Assembly is the full course introduction into Damu the Fudgemunk's vast catalog. For those who have been on board over the years the record connects the dots in one sitting. Either way, with the growing expansions of Damu and Redefinition records, it's safe to assume this won't be last of their projects rallied by the people.
This 12-inch was released leading up to the full-length Further Adventures of Lord Quas. Cover by Jeff Jank showing the night view of Quasimoto's building where who-the-hell-knows-what goes on at all hours of the night.
Lord Quas, Madlib and Melvin Van Peebles on some fantastic, nightmarish planet, tripping hard. As hallucinatory a hip hop experience as you can possibly hope to experience without mushrooms. For some reason, the remix was featured first, and, as a result was the version featured on The Unseen album. So peep the original version – available only on this 12".
Lord Quas’ first solo 12” on Stones Throw Records! Features three songs also available on Quas’s The Unseen, but get ‘em here with artwork by DJ Design. Instrumentals too.