Showing posts with label Los Angeles. Show all posts
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

NEW VIDEO: Substance Abuse feat. Aceyalone "Bridges"





Eso Tre and Subz are L.A. duo Substance Abuse, presenting the RCKLSS ABNDN-directed music video for the Waes One and Philm One-produced single “Bridges”, featuring Aceyalone of Freestyle Fellowship. Former URB Next 100 picks, their 2006 album Overproof (Bandcamp) featured MF DOOM, Saafir, P.E.A.C.E., Kool Keith, Motion Man, Kutmasta Kurt and Rasco, while 2012's Background Music (Spotify) featured Myka Nyne, Tash of Tha Alkaholiks, KRS-One, MC Eiht and Percee P. Aceyalone is a founding member of Freestyle Fellowship, a collective that brought an improvisational focus to the Los Angeles underground hip-hop scene in the 1990s. "Subz came up with the idea for 'Bridges' because he felt we needed to do a song about unity in these increasingly divisive times we're in," Eso says. "We couldn't think of a better emcee than Aceyalone to bring on board, as he has a special talent for creating dope songs built off of a single metaphor. Our goal was to create something in the tradition of our heroes The Native Tongues, a track that was jazzy, positive, and upbeat but with a message that the modern audiences could relate to."

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Show and Prove 18: Featuring Substance Abuse




 
Check out Substance Abuse's submitted track titled "Don't Get Us Wrong" Feat. Tash
off the EP "Background Music: The Redux":
https://soundcloud.com/esotre/dont-get-us-wrong-feat-tash-remix

Los Angeles hip-hop duo Substance Abuse return to hip-hop with their remix EP, Background Music: The Redux.  Consisting of emcee Subz and Eso Tre, Substance Abuse present a work that re-imagines some of the classic tracks first introduced on their critically acclaimed sophomore effort, “Background Music”.
Substance Abuse stick to their trade mark style of socially conscious content. The track “Rear View” featuring KRS-One, tackles the futility of trying to embrace a time period that is gone and never will be again, while still affirming some of the timeless values that people cherished during that era.  Rear View: The Chase Remix embodies a new take on the track played on DJ Premier’s Live From HeadQCourterz radio show as well as many other reputable outlets.
Background Music” refers to the state of hip hop today, explains Eso “where the music seems deracinated of the personality and edge that it once had.”  It also refers to how our music is construed by the masses, people who generally seem to favor the popular over the obscure.  Real hip-hop has been forced to play the “background” to club and dance music that seems devoid of any message or staying power.
After gaining much acclaim for their collaboration with MF Doom on the infectious single “Profitless Thoughts,” Substance Abuse released their debut Overproof in 2006. The album featured SaafirKool KeithMotion ManKutmasta Kurt,RascoThes-One, and MF Doom and received critical acclaim from outlets such as YRBURBScratch Magazine,and 944.  That album was followed by the classic “Background Music”, featuring Tash, Sadat X, Percee P, Myka Nyne, MC EihtKRS-Oneand Max Julien (The Mack).
What looms in the background of today’s music scene are people who are fed up with the current state of affairs and want change. If you’re one of them, check out Background Music: The Redux.

Listen to Substance Abuse and other participating artist on the BLVDAVE 2018 Show & Prove Playist here on Soundcloud !!! https://soundcloud.com/blvdaveradio/sets/2018-show-prove

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