EP: The Grouch x Eligh x CunninLynguists – The Winterfire EP
Southern Hip-Hop Trio Team Up With Living Legends Crew Members To Drop Surprise EP, Premiere via HipHopDX
Critical praise for CunninLynguists:
“Oneirology is an album that may serve as an alarm to those still unaware of Cunnin’s talent.” – HipHopDX
“Oneirology is a fantastic album whether you consider it perfect or flawed, and stands head and shoulders above what rap has offered in 2011 so far on its music alone.” – PopMatters
California rappers The Grouch and Eligh of the illustrious Living Legends crew are teaming up with dynamic hip-hop trio CunninLynguists to release surprise record, The Winterfire EP. The EP drops today via HipHopDX and was produced in its entirety by acclaimed producer Kno, of the CunninLynguists. Described as “one of hip-hop’s preeminent producers” by Pitchfork, Kno does not disappoint as he displays his signature pulsating, guitar-guided style in the opening cuts of the album, reminiscent of the sound that helped make their independently released A Piece of Strange and Dirty Acres albums cult classics. The Winterfire EP will be available on iTunes, for free download on Bandcamp, and a limited 500 copies for sale on vinyl. The entire collective will be touring the West Coast together on the Grouch Stole Christmas Tour that kicks off Dec. 4th. While on tour, special edition physical copies of the EP will be available at shows, but only in exchange for canned food, not for sale.
Hailing from Lexington, Kentucky, and Atlanta, Georgia, hip-hop trio CunninLynguists broke on to the scene with their debut album, Will Rap For Food, in 2001. The group currently consists of Deacon the Villain, Kno, and Natti. The group formed at the turn of the century upon Deacon meeting Kno at Club Kaya in Atlanta. Adding Kentucky-based emcee, Natti in 2004 the group has gone on to release 5 albums and 4 official mixtapes. Defined by their unique style and witty name, Cunninlynguists have sampled genres from psych-rock to blues, new romantic to polka, and have been musically compared to UGK and Atmosphere. Sharing the stage with notable stars Kanye West and Aesop Rock, and producing tracks for superstar Cee-Lo Green the trio have established themselves as stars in the capricious rap game.
Stream/Download The Winterfire EP: https://cunninlynguists.bandcamp.com/album/the-winterfire-ep
Purchase The Winterfire EP: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-winterfire-ep/id942964879
The Winterfire EP Tracklist:
01. Ignite (Intro)
02. Fire In Her Eyes
03. Only The Past
04. 100 Years
05. Gas Station Attendant
06. Too Many Winters
07. Extinguish (Outro)
CunninLynguists are a hip hop trio from Lexington, Kentucky and Atlanta, Georgia. The group currently consists of Deacon the Villain, Kno, and Natti. The name is a portmanteau of the words cunning and linguist, and is also a play on the word cunnilingus. There has never been an anomaly in hip-hop quite like the southern trio CunninLynguists. Sampling genres from psych-rock to blues, new romantic to polka, they have been musically compared to UGK and Atmosphere in the same breath. They have toured and shared stages with Kanye West and Aesop Rock to equal success. They have produced for Lil’ Scrappy as well as KRS-One and have crafted songs with international soul superstar Cee-Lo Green, and politically charged indie-favorite Immortal Technique. CunninLynguists have eschewed categories, boxes and labels for 10 years, 5 albums and 4 official mixtapes, all while having what XXL Magazine described as the “Most Hated Name In Rap.” The result? If you want labels…Southern boom-bap. Too white for BET, too black for MTV2. A preacher’s son, a caucasian guy from rural Georgia and a convicted felon. But mainly … a self-made career, one of the most consistent catalogs of any current hip-hop act and one of the most loyal, worldwide fanbases in all of indie rap music. Backed with gritty beats, quality rhymes and 808 thump, the ‘Lynguists intend on recapturing the soul in southern hip-hop.
The Winterfire EP: https://cunninlynguists.bandcamp.com/album/the-winterfire-ep
Bio, pics, and more here: http://www.audibletreats.com/cunninlynguists/