01 Keep The Feel intro.mp3
Street date: April 28th, 2015
Keep The Feel: a legacy of hip-hop soul is Abstract Rude's "non algorithm-formulaic zone album," as he described in the [now playing] above long play intro. It is technically his 2nd solo lp in as many as six years, and if you throw in his 5 classic lps with Tribe Unique prior to those, (give or take a year), then Keep The Feel.... is really Ab Rude's 7th definitive lp in about two decades; though he has remained relevant within indie & underground hip-hop circles all over the globe. On this project Ab returned home to work with producer friends & fellow Project Blowed, Rhymesayers & Living Legends artists that he's recorded & toured with over his extensive career. You hear him having fun & experimenting with styles & channeling abstract melodies. You hear he & his friends recanting their legacy & embracing each other for surviving the game. Production credits include musical mentor Fat Jack, the next LA beat og Mr. Dibiase, Rejuvenation lp producer Vitamin D, Kenny Segal & TeamSupreme, Biz-One, DJ Drez, longtime Australian bandmates Resin Dogs (DJ Katch & Dave Atkins), and overseas sensations DJ Vadim & Chief. Rude's voice & flows are as sharp & creative on this lp as they have been during his stewardship of a soulful hip-hop genre; a genre that he & his original ATU/Mass Men crew helped usher in back in the mid 90's. Guest features include: Aloe Blacc, Aceyalone, Myka 9, Slug of Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Josef Leimberg (horn), Pigeon John, Busdriver, Zumbi/Zion-I, The Grouch & Eligh, Blueprint, Open Mike Eagle, Medusa, Maya Jupiter, Psalm One & Mystik Journeymen. Plus many more!
Ayem-Ray-DIO secret lp. Buy it here.
Released outta nowhere in the winter of 2015 as a springboard for both Abstract Rude & Myka 9's forthcoming solo releases. They kept it on hush til the day of release Feb 13th. Fans have raved about its raw energy and style variances. With smooth production & engineering mostly from their musician & Producer homie Biz-One (The Promise, Power Plant mixtape by FF, Delusions Of Grandeur & 3 songs on Ab Rude's new lp are his resume), and upbeat touches from DJ Drez on a few tracks + DJ Vadim joining for a jam session, the duo of Abbey & Myka whimsically navigated & narrated the soundscape. Its a throwback to them old underground tapes like Project Blowed, and to those days when hip-hop thrived with styles & substance in LA on AM Radio. Guest features include: MC Woes, Aceyalone, Self Jupiter, Phoenix Orion & DJ Rawz ILL Remedy.
Toki Wright, Blueprint, The Grouch & others. Available Now on Fifth Element! Buy it here.
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