Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Def Jux Presents Vol. 4 In-Stores September 1st; Super Group,'The WeatherMen'. Releases First Single For Compilation

The Weathermen, consisting of Cage, El-p, Aesop Rock, Breezely Brewin (Jugganots), Camu Tao (RIP), Tame One and Yak Ballz, release their first official single since 2003 as the second leak off the upcoming Def Jux Presents 4 from seminal underground hip hop label Def Jux.

The group is a merging of artists who continue to push the boundaries of what is considered acceptable in hip hop in both the mainstream and in the genre itself. Within their own careers, The Weathermen are all accomplished musicians and successful independent artists known for their fierce dedication to the craft and fearless innovation of style and sound, as a collective they are simply a monster.

Over a decade out since it's formation the group has undergone some personnel change and with the loss of Camu Tao the project has taken on a new meaning to both the artists and fans alike. Camu was a touchstone in the lives of many of The Weathermen, a great friend, and an inexplicably talented MC/ producer, his passing has galvanized the crew. With new resolve and purpose The Weathermen have officially taken to the studio to finally justify its cult-like following. Featured on DJXp4, 'Reports of A Possible Kidnapping' is the first song from their long threatened collaborative album 'THE NEW LEFT' (being recorded now). 'Reports Of A Possible Kidnapping', features indie rap giants Aesop Rock, El-p, and Cage (with an intro by the late great Camu Tao) and is produced by Aesop Rock and El-p.

The Weathermen – Reports Of A Possible Kidnapping


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