MP3: League Of Extraordinary Gz – “Still Bigger” Ft. Dead Prez
XXL Mag Premieres New LOEGz Single featuring Dead Prez ; Debut Album #LeagueShit Available Today
Critical Praise for League Of Extraordinary Gz:
“The eight members of the group were a high-energy bunch, rapping with distinctive Texas twang and pogo dancing nonstop.” – The New York Times
“A goddamn typhoon onstage.” – Houston Press
“Eight immensely capable lyricists, all of whom bring a unique perspective, voice, and level of vigor to the stage” – Austin Chronicle cover story
“…what promises to be a defining group in Texas rap history: The League of Extraordinary G’z.”- DJ Booth
XXL Mag has premiered the latest track, “Still Bigger” featuring Dead Prez, from Austin, Texas, rap collective League Of Extraordinary Gz on the same day of the release of their debut album, #LeagueShit, available for purchase today.
On their featured guests, group member Reggie Coby said, ” Working with Dead Prez, more than anything, had to be the most enjoyable part in creating this song. Just being in their presence and having the opportunity to create with those brothers. We were able to create dope track with substance and emotion that all parties enjoyed.”
Also using a sample from a remix of Dead Prez’s hit “Hip Hop,” “Still Bigger” continues on the theme of addressing what the crew finds to be most important in life, bigger than music and the hustle. “We wanted to keep it real with the audience and share that notion that there truly is a universal power up there and it’s bigger than you and everything else that revolves around it which is just background noise,” Reggie explained.
The new album also has guest features from Slim Gravy of A.Dd+, Grupo Fantasma and more. #LeagueShit has officially dropped today and can be purchased on iTunes now.
Listen to “Still Bigger” Ft. Dead Prez: https://soundcloud.com/theloegz/still-bigger-feat-dead-prez/
Preview and purchase on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/leagueshit/id708663564
Check out the album stream via DJ Booth: http://www.djbooth.net/index/albums/review/loegz-leagueshit
League Of Extraordinary Gz Background:
When Austin, Texas, reality rap collective League of Extraordinary Gz recorded “We Gone Make It” in spring 2010, Octavis “Esbe Da 6th Street Bully” Berry stepped in the recording booth and yelled two words: “League Shit!”. Three years later, it has become an emphatic anthem, brand and title. The Bully’s vision formed in 2009 when his choice of eight members and three groups with their own budding local buzz – Dred Skott, Da COD and Southbound – sat in a driveway plotting a collaborative mixtape. In 2010 they debuted locally, played the South by Southwest Music Festival and Fun Fun Fun Fest and were featured on MTV Jams’ Texas All-Star Edition. In 2011 they rocked over 60 shows, including a West Coast tour with Jackie Chain for their Concealed Weapons 3 mixtape, and a national tour with Dead Prez. Then, in October 2011, The Bully passed away suddenly due to a pulmonary embolism. As 2011 ended, the LOEGz were named one of Sonicbids’ Top 5 Hip Hop acts. They released The Plug EP in December. All of this came from a collective effort by three groups in three years via the foresight of a now-absent leader. All anticipation, questions or doubt after a few spins of The Plug EP will be quenched with their debut album #LeagueShit. Clearly rooted in traditional Hip Hop, #LeagueShit includes stout musicality and wildly free speech featuring Dead Prez, Bavu Blakes, Grupo Fantasma, and Slim Gravy of A.Dd+.
“Still Bigger” Ft. Dead Prez: https://soundcloud.com/theloegz/still-bigger-feat-dead-prez/
“Maybe She’s Right”: https://soundcloud.com/theloegz/maybe-shes-right
“4$ Blues”: https://soundcloud.com/theloegz/4-blues/s-jNFfq