Here’s a little sample of the upcoming mixtape Murdered In Memphis. The concept was simple. Take some loops from classic Memphis tracks and let some of my favorite based rappers handle the rest. The result is an unsettling yet oddly familiar tribute to the sounds of Mid-90s Memphis, where dark imagery and suspect production values ruled cassette decks. Kreayshawn and SortaHuman are cast in starring roles, with the support of Young Hawaii Slim, Jay Ugh, Gata, Alexander Spit, V-Na$ty and OG Nery.
You’ll have to wait a few weeks for the full release, but in the meantime enjoy “Buster” featuring Kreayshawn and Gata, “Breathtaking (Freestyle)” featuring Kreayshawn and Alexander Spit, both of which made it over to Pitchfork’s forkcast today. You Bloglin readers get your own exclusive, “SortaHuman” by Huntville, Alabama’s SortaHuman. By now everyone knowz Kreayshawn, but few have heard her like this. As a favor to me she recorded this on a 5th Generation Realistic tape that she bought from the thrift store and ran it over a few times with a Honda Elite. SortaHuman manage to sound upbeat over a track that wears it’s ground hum like it’s dookie gold.
Murdered In Memphis which is a co-release between Мишка and Clan Destine records. Clan Destine will be releasing limited run cassette copies featuring two 30+ minute mixes; Side A: Murdered In Memphis and Side B: 107OE5DOWN. Мишка will be releasing Murdered in Memphis digitally as a free download later in July. Side B will stay as a tape only exclusive.
This is Alien Technology at its most based. Primitive and primal. 5150 Griot Swag.- Nattymari