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Curly Castro's & Fakts One's foray into the Mighty realm of Posse cuts now has a physical form!! The Yellow Basterd Tape contains the Samurai efforts of the greats: Tomorrow Kings, Wrecking Crew, Elucid, Alaska of Atoms Fam/Hangar18, DefCee, Dewey Decibel, Selfsays, Hayze, Googie of Karma Kids, DAVD Little, PremRock & Margel the Sophant.
Held together by the Geronimo Pratt-leadership of Curly Castro (Wrecking Crew) & the Sonics and Scissorhands of DJ Fakts One (The Perceptionists/former Def Jukie).
Come swing swords wit us and revisit Posse cut execution of Lore with The Yellow Basterd Tape Lmtd Ed. "RESTROY & DEBUILD"
Restroy & Debuild, a familiar practice you forgot you once knew.
Curly Castro follows up his critically acclaimed 2013 opus, Fidel, with this LP, built on the long lost art of the Posse Cut. The chaos is orchestrated by the infamous Fakts One, & the cuts were serrated by him as well. This record was built on the archetypes of "Definitive Jux Presents III..." and "Soundbombing II". When the anticipation was tangible, when you saw Indelible MC's on the white label, you braced for the Natural Disaster to come. The Posse Cut was sacred, it was revered. Now it's just inboxed and flooded with appearances by whoever the 'rapper-of-the-week" happens to be that orbit.
Curly Castro challenged that standard through this LP. He had many a Samurai join him, and Yes....there was Blood. Featuring the screaming blades of Wrecking Crew, Tomorrow Kings, Davd Little of Sela, Dewey Decibel, Alaska of Hangar18/Atoms Fam, Elucid of Armand Hammer, SelfSays, Hayze, Googie of the Karma Kids, Defcee, & Margel the Sophant. This is a reclamation of the highest order, this is the Posse Guillotine and we taking Heads!!
Man sharpens Man like Steel sharpens Steel.
Wrecking Crew the Debuild, otherGround the Culture
released April 21, 2015
All lead vocals by Curly Castro
Additional vocals by Tomorrow Kings, Wrecking Crew, Elucid, Alaska, Defcee, Dewey Decibel, SelfSays, Hayze, Googie, Davd Little, PremRock & Margel the Sophant
All beats produced & mixed by Fakts One
Scratches performed by Fakts One
Vocals mixed by Zilla Rocca & Curly Castro
Most vocals recorded at The International Dart Parlour, Philadelphia, PA
All final mixes by Zilla Rocca
Album art & design by Kyle Tierce for Memetic Supply Co.
Fellow Blade Runners appear courtesy of themselves