The first full length collaborative release from L.A.'s Gajah & the U.K.'s Mute Speaker.
There are very few emcees that are able to traverse those unforgiving outer realms of creative bounds without fear, but among those courageous few stands the celebrated Los Angeles emcee, Gajah. Ever since he emerged on the scene in the mid 90's as a founding member of the seminal group Acid Reign, Gajah has astounded underground hip hop audiences with his barbarous aural assaults and choppy incantations from worlds unimagined.
Gajah fostered his styling prowess among the world’s most creative and forward-thinking emcees at Project Blowed, the legendary South Central L.A. open-mic workshop that gave birth to artists like Abstract Rude and Busdriver and helped to redefine the sound of West coast hip hop. - Acid Lab Records
Mute Speaker -
The right hip-hop groove at the right time can be so perfect it’ll restore your faith in just about everything.
Fortunately, Brighton’s Mute Speaker, born Rob O’Hara, has you covered. There’s nothing overly flashy about what he does or the beats he makes – no crazy crunk synths, no over-the-top tumbling drums where you can’t find the one, no buried layers of guitar wash or anyone yelling over top – O’Hara’s just a consumate worshiper at the temple of classic DJ Premier, Pete Rock, and some Saint Dilla – and he has a really good ear for getting just enough soul in his productions to hit a sweet spot without having to emote all over the place. Plus, his work manages to be both emotional and fun at the same time, all within the framework of a steady groove. - Matt Earp CDM
Enlisting an impressive roster of featured artists - Open Mike Eagle (Project Blowed) Shuanise (Tokyo Dawn / Squaring The Circle) Sojourn, Shames Worthy & Zane One (Tunnel Rats) BeOND (Acid Reign) Lyricon (Acid Lab) Tommy V. (Homeless Records) & Ceschi (Fake Four Inc)
released 28 May 2013
Produced & Mixed by Mute Speaker
Vocals & Lyrics by Gajah
Additional Vocals & Lyrics by Open Mike Eagle, Shuanise, Sojourn, Shames Worthy, Zane One, BeOND, Lyricon, Tommy V. & Ceschi.