Bassnectar Drops Rusko Remix & Features On New Collab With Tom Morello, Big Boi, & Killer Mike
It’s a big day for Bassnectar with two huge releases on his plate: a new remix of Rusko’s “High” and a feature on Tom Morello’s new track “Rabbit’s Revenge” with Big Boi and Killer Mike.
First up, Rusko’s sweet and bassy track “High” from his Has Made 5 More Songs EP gets Nectar-fied properly for a brand new remix. Bright, cheerful lyrics which guide the tune are time-stretched and accented in a much more freeform atmosphere, the very one in which Bassnectar thrives. This gem has made its way into recent sets and has been known to leave crowds awestruck at live shows, but it’s just as amazing to listen through your own speakers or headphones from anywhere. “High” is all about that fluttering feeling, but with the lows of the bass is where this remix really hits.
“Rabbit’s Revenge” is overall an interesting composition in that it always feels like it’s just on the cusp of dropping… but never quite creeps over that edge. Rather, Big Boi and Killer Mike carry the track along with their verses while Morello shreds on guitar and Bassnectar backs it all up with percussion and production. It’s interesting to be able to pick out exactly who contributed specific parts of the track, but it ultimately gives a more full vibe.
We definitely expect a VIP of this one from Bassnectar with more complete build/drop production, but for now, this is definitely something we’ll still have on repeat.
Morello’s album The Atlas Underground is out October 12.
Tom Morello's New Solo Album Has An INSANE List Of Featured Artists [Details]
Tom Morello’s forthcoming album The Atlas Underground is the last place we expected to see a feature list like this, but lo and behold, it’s truly a thing a beauty. Collaborators on the project include Big Boi, Killer Mike, RZA, Steve Aoki, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Herobust, Knife Party, Whethan, Vic Mensa, Gary Clark Jr., Portugal. The Man, K. Flay and more.
Two singles from the album have already been unleashed: Morello’s collaboration with Knife Party, “Battle Sirens,” that was debuted at Ultra in 2016, and a new single with Vic Mensa, “We Don’t Need You.”
The Atlas Underground is scheduled for release on October 12 Mom+Pop Music.
The Atlas Underground Track List
1. Battle Sirens ft. Knife Party
2. Rabbit’s Revenge ft. Bassnectar, Big Boi, and Killer Mike
3. Every Step That I Take ft. Portugal. The Man and Whethan
4. We Don’t Need You ft. Vic Mensa
5. Find Another Way ft. Marcus Mumford
6. How Long ft. Steve Aoki and Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath
7. Lucky One ft. K.Flay
8. One Nation ft. Pretty Lights
9. Vigilante Nocturno ft. Carl Restivo
10. Where It’s At Ain’t What It Is ft. Gary Clark Jr. and Nico Stadi
11. Roadrunner ft. Leikeli47
12. Lead Poisoning ft. GZA, RZA, and Herobust
Killer Mike, E-40 & Janelle Monae Highlight "Sorry To Bother You: The Soundtrack"
The Sorry To Bother You manuscript has undergone mutations since its inception in 2012, as both concept album and short story published by McSweeney’s. The Coup, and namely frontman Boots Riley, have been steadfastly communist and anti-capitalist for well over twenty years. Riley’s decision to re-adapt his Sorry To Bother You manuscript into a screenplay was met with some political skepticism. But even a staunch anti-capitalist must venture inside without radiation gear, as Riley chose to do by widening the distribution of his film.
Sorry To Bother You: The Soundtrack isn’t merely a 35-minute communist exposé, but most of the players are known dissidents. Killer Mike who appears on “Monsoon,” is a rightful defender of the 2nd amendment. In the interest of causing real rebellion, the right to bear arms becomes centrifugal, even as The Coup and Killer Mike sit diametrically opposed on U.S. policy.
Janelle Monáe is herself a known dissident for disobeying gender norms as she sees fit. The rest of the integrated pack, helps illuminate Boots Riley’s vision of a surrealist dystopia in Oakland, but truth be told the tech boom and its effect on housing are just as harrowing in real life. Thanks to Riley’s extensive black book, Sorry To Bother You: The Soundtrack outperforms its modest projections.
Go and see that film folks.
Stream Bobby Sessions' Powerful New EP "RVLTN (Chapter 1): The Divided States of AmeriKKKa"
You may not be too familiar with the name Bobby Sessions just quite yet, but it won’t be too long till you are. The rising Dallas rapper broke out onto the scene earlier this year with songs like “Like Me” & “Pick A Side,” while attracting the attention of Def Jam who quickly signed him to a deal. Now looking to kick off the next chapter in what will inevitably be a long career, Bobby decides to come through today and share a new socially-conscious EP called RVLTN (Chapter 1): The Divided States of AmeriKKKa.
Laced with 9 tracks, the follow up to last year’s Grateful album features guest appearances from ZYAH (twice) and Killer Mike, the latter of which who appears on the song “Black Neighborhood.”
“My RVLTN EP series is about taking the politically incorrect conversations from the barbershop and expressing them through music. The Divided States Of AmeriKKKa highlights the root of race issues in this country. It addresses white supremacy, systematic oppression, as well as introspective realizations about the responsibility of becoming a leader. RVLTN will continue to unfold and evolve throughout upcoming chapters in my quest for ble solutions, black empowerment, and justice. This only the beginning.”
Out now on iTunes, fans can stream the politically charged project in its entirety (below). Hit play and let us know what you think. Learn more about Bobby right here.
Stream Netflix's "Rapture" Soundtrack
BOOTS ft. Run The Jewels & Cristin Milioti Delete Delete
Artist and producer BOOTS taps Killer Mike and El-P, as well as actress Cristin Milioti (who you probably know as the mother from How I Met Your Mother or the new season Black Mirror), for a new joint called “Delete Delete,” which presumably had to be cleared by Matt Hardy‘s legal team. This appears on the new #DARKDAZE EP which is out now.
Previously: Run The Jewels – Call Ticketron (Video)
Lorde x Run The Jewels – Supercut (Remix)
Killer Mike and El-P will be joining Lorde on her North American tour kicking f this week and to mark the occasion they give her track “Supercut” the RTJ treatment. El-P lays down a new beat and both MC’s drop verses on the new remix. Listen and download here.
Previously: BOOTS ft. Run The Jewels & Cristin Milioti – Delete Delete
Guns & Hip Hop: 7 Rappers That Should Join Killer Mike & Vic Mensa In Gun Debate
This past weekend Killer Mike caused a wave controversy when he did an advocating gun ownership and condemning the over gun control.
He immediately faced backlash for doing the interview, especially since the National Rifle Association (NRA) has been notoriously silent on what it means to be a Black .
Eventually, Mike posted apologizing for the interview, saying he supports the and only wanted to advocate Black people owning guns.
The whole incident caused fellow rapper Vic Mensa (who performed at March For Our Lives) to speak out on Twitter.
Killer Mike went on to respond.
With gun violence being a major topic in rap music, a debate amongst rhymers wouldn’t be a bad idea.
Swipe through to check out other spitters that could add to a discussion sweeping the nation.
Killer Mike Continues to Defend Gun Ownership in NRA Interview
Killer Mike has never been shy about going against the grain as exemplified in ten voicing political views that oppose that his contemporaries, and most recently, the Run The Jewels emcee has been particularly vocal about his support gun ownership and the NRA in the United States amid rising debate about gun control legislation in the country.
Now, it a new interview, published by the NRA, the rapper sat down with NRATV host and gun rights activist Colion Noir to continue to promote his viewpoint, adding further justification to his opinion.
“You can’t continue to be the lackey,” he said at one point, pointing to activists who support anti-gun views. “You’re a lackey the progressive movement, because you’ve never disagreed with the people who tell you what to do.”
Further on in the discussion he made the revelation that he actually discouraged his own children from participating in the national school walkouts that took place across the country in the wake the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that claimed 17 lives in Parkland, Florida.
“I told my kids on the school walkout: ‘I love you—if you walk out that school, walk out my house,’…] We are not a family that jumps on every single thing an ally ours does, because some stuff we just don’t agree with,” he explained.
He went to further explain that his views come from a point--view self-sufficiency, saying that “in real life, the cops don’t come on time. In real life, depending on where you live, you’re not gonna have the time to try to logic your way out something.”
Naturally, Killer Mike received a great deal backlash and he decided to hop on social media to respond and further expound on his point, clarifying that his words were directed toward African-Americans and gun ownership.
“Voicing an opinion telling African Americans To own and train with fire arms in a country that allows public servants to kill them is stupid now... ok,” he penned in a tweet. “My point remains ‘Black People Own and train with ya fire arm becuz i don’t trust this country’.”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Voicing an opinion telling African Americans To own and train with fire arms in a country that allows public servants to kill them is stupid now... ok ?? <a href="https://t.co/aoTqfYrLxm">https://t.co/aoTqfYrLxm</a></p>— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) <a href="https://twitter.com/KillerMike/status/977675776517705728?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 24, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Catch the full interview below and sound f on your thoughts on Killer Mike’s stance below.
Killer Mike’s Best And Worst Comments About The NRA
Killer Mike’s positive comments on the NRA have social media debating (as usual).
Some the Run The Jewels rapper’s statements, like “In Wakanda, everyone had guns,” were head-scratchers while others, like “In real life, the cops don’t come on time,” are completely valid.
Click through for more controversial quotes from his statement, including what he told his kids to do if they participate in the national gun reform walkouts.