Album: A.Dd+ – DiveHiFlyLo: Every Man Is King

Two Time Winners of Dallas Observer Awards’ “Best Hip Hop /Rap Group” A.Dd+ Release DiveHiFlyLo Today

11.19.2013

Critical Praise for A.Dd+:

“ADd+ admit that they’re not stars, but they probably should be. This is the sound of two dudes rapping for people to take notice. And you should.” – Jeff Weiss

“There’s something really special about what’s happening in the Dallas underground hip-hop scene at the moment — and A.Dd+… are a major part of that.” – Dallas Observer

The Album:

A.Dd+, winners of  the Dallas Observer Awards’ “Best Hip Hop /Rap Group” for the second year in a row, debut their new album DiveHiFlyLo: Every Man Is King today. Members Slim Gravy and Paris Pershun perfectly blend their Southern drawl with laid back, elevating sounds, creating an audio equivalent of cruising through Dallas streets in a candy-painted Cadillac. In DiveHiFlyLo, Slim and Paris P stay true to their trill Texas roots (“Audio Day Dream”,  “…And Beyond”), while displaying great versatility and substance (“Can’t You See.”)

A.Dd+’s story begins in 2000 when Paris moved from Memphis into a North Dallas apartment complex also housed by Slim. After years of rhyming together, the pair decided to solidify their partnership in 2007, thus spawning A.Dd+. Pronounced “Aye-dee-dee,” with the plus sign silent, the name was derived from attention deficit disorder, the most ubiquitous of youth behavioral problems. “A.Dd+ is whatever you want it to be,” explains Slim, who is also known as “D.D.” “It has many meanings like A Dynamic Duo, Analog and Digital. The plus sign symbolizes us being beyond what others are on, always adding to the craft never subtracting. It’s all about imagination and creativity.”

Their video for “Audio Day Dream” provides a lucid dive into the minds of Slim and Paris P. Over a syrupy, screwed serenade sampled from xxyyxx’s “About You,” Slim and Paris lament the sting of life when overlying issues create deeper frustration. Paris explained his creative process as “one of those moments where I felt if I left or even moved then I would lose the groove I had for the verse. I wanted to paint the picture of how people grow apart. People do go through things that seemingly cant be fixed or rekindled. Relationships get ruined or grow stronger. It doesn’t always end in a fairy tale. Sometimes a group gets divided by ideas and creative differences or just life, period. Shit isn’t always shiny.”

DiveHiFlyLo features guest appearances from Jaeson Greene and J.Pinder with production from Picnictyme, DJ Burn One, Blue, The Misfit and more.

Stream the DiveHiFlyLo: Every Man Is King here:  http://www.djbooth.net/index/albums/review/add-divehiflylo-every-man-is-king

Watch “Audio Day Dream” here: http://youtu.be/XzEJgbAYUjo

DiveHiFlyLo tracklist:

1. And Beyond – Prod by Picnictyme
2. Can’t Come Down – Produced by X, The Misfit
3. Suitcases – Produced by Picnictyme
4. Every Man is King – Produced by Blue, The Misfit
5. Drive Safely ft. Jaeson Green – Produced by Stompboxx
6. Dirty Cotton Candy – Produced by Anthem
7. Showtime – Produced by Picnictyme
8. + (Plus Sign Is Silent) – Produced by Stompboxx
9. Play ft. Jaeson Green – Produced by Stompboxx
10. Break Bread – Produced by Selasi
11. Can’t You See – Produced by DJ NickNack
12. Where You Been – Produced by DJ Burn One
13. Paris Pen – Produced by Navie D
14. Change – Produced by TrackBoy
15. Comes & Goes ft. J.Pinder – Produced by Kuddie Fresh
16. Audio Day Dream (A.Dd+) – Produced by FlyLife Productions

Please contact Michelle or Dan if interested in talking with A.Dd+.

A.Dd+ Background:

The Cowboys, the Grassy Knoll, J.R. Ewing, the Stanky Leg…Dallas, Texas, is known for lots of things. Progressive, forward-thinking hip-hop has, until now, not been one of them. Quirky yet streetwise, fun-loving yet dead serious, A.Dd+, the duo of Paris Pershun and Slim Gravy, may just be leading the city towards a rap renaissance. With a recipe that falls somewhere between UGK’s downhome Southern cooking and the abstract vibes of the Native Tongues movement, Paris (a.k.a. Arrias Walls) and Slim (Dionte Rembert) have been labeled the “OutKast of Dallas.” As Paris states on “The Rapper & The Poet,” the lead track from A.Dd+‘s debut LP, When Pigs Fly, the group strives to offer listeners “a double dose of reality mixed with tragedy mixed with immortality.” They recently released DiveHiFlyLo: Every Man Is King, available here: http://www.addhoe.com/


Links:

official site | twitter | facebook | youtube | soundcloud

DJ Booth streams DiveHiFlylo: http://www.djbooth.net/index/albums/review/add-divehiflylo-every-man-is-king

“Audio Day Dream” video: http://youtu.be/XzEJgbAYUjo

“Where You Been”: http://youtu.be/LymUqqr34vs

“Can’t You See”: http://www.redbullusa.com/cs/Satellite/en_US/Video/add-plus-cant-you-see-021243306588399

“Insomniac Dreaming” (Prod. By Black Milk): http://soundcloud.com/divehiflylo/insomniac-dreaming

When Pigs Flyhttp://soundcloud.com/divehiflylo/sets/when-pigs-fly/

“Likeamug” video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Mpp2oj_ez8

Bio, Pictures, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/add-plus/