MP3: The Doppelgangaz – “Holla x 2”
New York Rapper/Producer Duo Announce Upcoming Album, Release Lead Single
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
Rapper/producers EP and Matter Ov Fact, together known as the New York duo The Doppelgangaz, release a brand new track today on Noisey. The drizzly, chill “Holla x 2” is the lead single from their upcoming album, titled Peace Kehd, to be released February of next year. Diehard Dopp fans will not be disappointed, as the opening lines “He waking up to dark liquor throw some cola in it/And some Chobani yogurt throw granola in it/Hit the road it’s like he got to pay a toll a minute/Look inside the wallet ain’t no Gorgonzola in it” prove that the duo’s quirky punchline rhymes will be witty as ever on the upcoming album.
The menacing and grimy feel of The Doppelgangaz’ music reflects their rugged vagrant lifestyle and tendency to drink rubbing alcohol straight from the bottle. Selling out a European tour after this year’s release of their latest album HARK, named the #2 Hip-Hop Album of 2013 by the Village Voice, the duo have built a dedicated following by spreading what they call “the Black Cloak Lifestyle.” “We do everything [ourselves] because we smell bad and people refuse to work with us,” the rappers jokingly explain of their independent career choices, like producing and mixing their own music and releasing it through their own label Groggy Pack Entertainment. The album Peace Kehd will be released next year on February 17th.
Listen to “Holla x 2” here: https://soundcloud.com/the-doppelgangaz/holla-x2-single
Check out the premiere on Noisey: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/the-doppelgangaz-holla-x2
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 earlier this spring, and are now preparing to release their newest full-length project Peace Kehd dropping early in 2014.
“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/