"With (Self-entitled Bullshit) dropping tomorrow it only seemed fitting," he writes.
This one was filmed guerrilla style on location at the parking garage of The Source Mall in Westbury during the early morning hours, presumably to get those sweet 360 shots with nary a vehicle in sight.
Black Teenager has a new album out on Soundcloud and iTunes, called The "Death Boy" Tape, which has a macabre audio-aesthetic concept I won't give away, but dig the early
Stream below. Download here.
There are 15 songs, 7 produced by Roc himself, 5 by a member of the Arch Druids production duo.
Portions of tracks 2, 1 and 13 are collected in the video below titled Rosebudd's Revenge Part 1, which dropped last night along with the album. These are produced by Don C[halant], George "Mushroom Jesus" Paulin and Roc Marci, respectively.
Get that money.
Just a few hours ago, he shined the first light on his next tape, rapping:
"Rappers yapping about the latest Baco's soy beef substitute / Boy what's up with you? / Put the tool to your noodle like a cup of soup / I'm a fool when I doodle with the number two pencil / You just doodle like a number two, mental / But maintain my cucumber cool / Got my hand on my balls like bumper pool."
Speaking on the first release, ADUM⁷ says, "This album is dedicated to my little brother Daniel "Majesty" Sanchez. From music to activism we worked together for years and he was the roughest loss I have experienced in my entire lifetime. For me when it comes to losing (people), solitude, self reflecting and continuing to create art are so important. These self reflections lead to rediscovery of love and light… and I just want to share that energy as much as possible. The world definitely needs it. Just a reminder of how simple things can be. No drama. Just bliss. It sounds sappy but… this world at times is crazy af and seeking out love vibrations is key to keeping the shine going."
If 光: Let There Be... is a blissful tribute to a fallen friend, ERROARS 3.3: 起死回生 is a painful exorcism of love lost. ADUM⁷ explains: "I remember not eating for 5 days… I literally had to force myself to eat and get sun. I started working out more and meditating but pain truly changed me. The only way I could regain my footing was to start creating. I found a week long crash course online and taught myself how to play chords on piano in order to be fully self expressed with my music production. I didn’t want to simply sample records or lean on listening to previous works find inspiration. Digging for sounds is great don’t get me wrong…but the sounds were all inside of me and I needed to create and hadouken it all 'instantly.' Jeez…speaking about this up until last fall was slightly difficult… I didn’t want to write songs because of where my head was at…instrumentals were the way to go. It was my way to share energy that didn’t violate the choices of my ex you know? Break ups are wild, regardless of why they happen…I didn’t want to go so low frequency to the point I started losing myself…so instrumentals were the better choice. I thank the universe for artists like Björk, Beck and Taku. I leaned on them heavy during this time.”
Stream below courtesy of Manafest Vision Media and show your support by downloading 光: Let There Be... and ERROARS 3.3: 起死回生 via your preferred music service.
translated from the dutch word genadendal, valley of grace was a haven for runaway slaves in present cape town, za— E L U C I D (@elucidwho) January 30, 2017
i wrote and produced vog in joburg & capetown during their own controversial presidential elections— E L U C I D (@elucidwho) January 30, 2017
the white supremacist/colonialist paralells in za were immediately evident and arguably more violent than whats experienced in the us— E L U C I D (@elucidwho) January 30, 2017
being in a place 23 yrs removed from apartheid its impossible to not be acutely aware of race— E L U C I D (@elucidwho) January 30, 2017
watching america burn from distant shores/i learned to walk hot coals before i left the east coast— E L U C I D (@elucidwho) January 30, 2017
i knew what it was gonna be when i touched back in america and making vog synthesized alot of emotions for me— E L U C I D (@elucidwho) January 30, 2017
every song was born from conversations with za born black folk in bars cabs airports markets squares restaurants— E L U C I D (@elucidwho) January 30, 2017