MP3: A-Plus – “Molly Lasts Long”
EARMILK Premieres New Track; Album Available for Preorder of Jan. 14th Release
You’re probably familiar with rapper and producer A-Plus as a founding member of Souls of Mischief and The Hieroglyphics. His new album, Molly’s Dirty Water, releasing January 14, is a giant leap in a new direction – imagine DJ Shadow channeling Bassnectar’s tweaky bass lines.
Today, EARMILK premieres “Molly Lasts Long,” describing the track as, “an instrumental blend of hip hop and dance, creating a soup of hip hop samples and electronic-styled synths. Considering the two genres’ relatively tight knit history, the song itself sounds natural and raw, even when bringing a psychedelic element to the table.”
Stream “Molly Lasts Long”: https://soundcloud.com/audibletreats/molly-lasts-long
Check out the EARMILK premiere here: http://www.earmilk.com/2014/01/10/a-plus-molly-lasts-long-premiere/
For nearly two decades, A-Plus has been honing his skills as producer, artist, and businessman as a founding member of Hieroglyphics and Souls Of Mischief. He and AAGEE joined forces as production team Compound 7 to earn production credits on albums such as A-Plus’ My Last Good Deed and Casual‘s Smash Rockwell LP. Their concept album, Pepper Spray, which features fellow Hiero member, Del The Funky Homosapien, reimagined some of the Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ most epic tracks.
Starting with their landmark debut ’93 ‘til Infinity, Oakland’s four-person rap group Souls of Mischief blazed the trail for hip hop’s evolution. Members Tajai, A-Plus, Phesto, and Opio have left their mark sonically, lyrically, and stylistically on Kanye West, Just Blaze, Big Sean, Big K.R.I.T., P. Diddy, Vampire Weekend, John Mayer, and many more who have cited them as cultural icons and influencers. Souls is also credited as having pioneered the independent label movement when they started Hieroglyphic Imperium Records in 1997 following their departure from JIVE Records, creating the infrastructure blueprint for other succesful independent hip hop labels. Co-founders of the Hiero label also include emcees Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, and producer Domino.
A-Plus announces the January 14th release of his EDM-influenced concept album Molly’s Dirty Water via Hieroglyphics Imperium.
“Time to Let Go” Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRGcoQ2Jp4E
“Time to Let Go”:https://soundcloud.com/audibletreats/time-to-let-go
Bio, pictures & streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/a-plus/