Doctor Butcher and Da Odd Couple - Against All Odds (Digital)
One year after releasing their self titled EP DA ODD COUPLE, on Fool's Gold Records, AGAINST ALL ODDS will be Mista Sinista and DJ Rob Swift's sophomore project as Da Odd Couple.
The release date is Friday, October 30th, and the difference this time around is the DJ tandem will drop a full length album on Fat Beats | Soulspazm. What's more, they tapped their mentor Dr. Butcher to executive produce the entire project. Rob Swift says, "The whole experience brought Sin and I full circle as we reunite with Dr. Butcher whom, to a large degree, we owe a debt of gratitude for showing us the proverbial DJ ropes when we were DJ nobodies training to be DJ somebodies."
Mista Sinista adds, "Butcher took us under his wing and showed us what it meant to be true DJs. That was 30 years ago but the student teacher connection is still there. We couldn't have finished this project without his help!" The album is packed with 10 hard hitting Hip Hop tracks featuring DJ veterans and MCs alike.
Kid Capri, DJ Q-Bert, DJ Ace and fellow X-Ecutioners member Total Eclipse bring out the machetes on joints like "Sinphony", produced by Eitan Noyze. While their MC counterparts hold down the mic on tracks like "New York Minute" featuring The Real DMT, "New York Straight Talk" featuring Uptown Bodega and CJ Moore and "No Sinpathy" featuring Ray Lugar and Ke Turner. But it's the eerie joints like "Against All Odds" and "Escape From New York" that speak to the greater theme behind AGAINST ALL ODDS. Rob Swift says, "Sin and I have been through so many ups and downs since the days of us linking up at Dr. Butcher's house to train.
No matter what obstacles have come our way though, we've carried on doing or what we believe in as DJs, despite those struggles. It takes lots of patience to acquire the success we've had." Sinista adds, "...but also faith and trust in God is key element to us ultimately thriving, especially when things didn't go the way we wanted them to go at a particular time."