Early Album Stream: The Doppelgangaz – Peace Kehd

SPIN Magazine Offers Early Stream of the Long-Awaited Peace Kehd Ahead of February 18th Release

02.10.2014

 
Critical Praise for The Doppelgangaz:

“The Doppelgangaz are not horrorcore, but they’re making dark music, and… they even have that RZA-esque pained growl popping up a few times. – The Fader

“The Doppelgangaz mix innovative, off kilter production with irreverent, sometimes hilarious rhymes.” – HipHopDX

HARK named #2 New York Hip-Hop Album of 2013Village Voice

The Doppelgangaz are New York rap in its purest form.” – XXL

The Album:

Today, SPIN Magazine gives us a stream of Peace Kehd, the latest release from hip-hop duo The Doppelgangaz, a full week before it’s release date of February 18th. Seething with dark, powerful production and full of witty, amusing humor, The Doppelgangaz’ new album perfectly balances their recognizable sound  along with new storytelling elements. Although the duo doesn’t believe they have matured, Peace Kehd offers a brilliant artistic representation of their development as rappers and producers. When asked about their growth, Matter Ov Fact and EP openly admitted, “We can say that our overall sound, presentation and business acumen have greatly improved and we look forward to continuing that trend. As human beings though, we’re pretty much the same douche bags we were when we dropped our first EP in 2008. Deal with it.”

The album emulates their rough lifestyle and captures that rugged, raw, New York rap. “We’re telling people to embrace flaws, appreciate themselves, and to accept the fact that there’s nothing wrong with living rugged,” the pair explains. The Doppelgangaz have always taken pride in working on everything independently, and it seems that the two have created another work to show that you don’t need a vast amount of resources to make an incredible rap album. Peace Kehd is destined to encounter success; it’s predecessor, 2013’s HARK,  was named the #2 NY Hip-Hop Album by the Village Voice. Entering 2014, The Doppelgangaz have turned their experiences into an eleven-track long story, and they’re ready to tell it to the world.

Check out the premiere on SPIN: http://www.spin.com/articles/the-doppelgangaz-peace-khed-stream/

Pre-order Peace Kehd here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/peace-kehd-deluxe-version/id797280414
or  http://thedoppelgangaz.bandcamp.com/album/peace-kehd-deluxe

Please contact Michelle or Rory if interested in talking with The Doppelgangaz.

The Background:

The Doppelgangaz, comprised of rapper/producers Matter Ov Fact and EP, are a standard bearer for the New York hip-hop scene. Through the duo’s own label, Groggy Pack Entertainment, The Doppelgangaz have dropped a string of EP releases as well as instrumental projects. Its after these releases that the duo saw their biggest success – the Doppelgangaz have over one million YouTube channel views; they reached number one on HHV’s Top 100 list, Europe’s top vinyl retailer – and they’ve done it all independently. They wrapped up a European tour supporting their album Hark, released last year, and are now ready to release their newest full-length project Peace Kehd, which drops February 18.


Links:

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Peace Kehd Stream: http://www.spin.com/articles/the-doppelgangaz-peace-khed-stream/

“KnowntchooTahLie”: https://soundcloud.com/the-doppelgangaz/knowntchootahlie-1/

“Holla x2”: https://soundcloud.com/the-doppelgangaz/holla-x2-single

“Holla x2” Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QXnkSBCKgk

“Sun Shine”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRa5Zsd6Sos

“Barbiturates” Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvsfjcnuE2c

“Barbiturates” MP3: https://soundcloud.com/the-doppelgangaz/barbiturates

Live from Leipzig, Germany: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-vLm-c8oAQ

Live from Berlin, Germany: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oRflXTjYpY

“Skin Yarmulke”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYrW5G2XdDs

“Oh Well”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1JzMjH01jQ

“Hark Back”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuQS0Zuf06k

Bio, pictures and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/doppelgangaz/