Critical Praise For A.Dd+:
"There's something really special about what's happening in the Dallas underground hip-hop scene at the moment — and A.Dd+... are a major part of that." - Dallas Observer
"When Pigs Fly is an illustration of the duo’s versatility... Whether you are looking for something that jams in the truck, gets the club jumping or makes your brain spin, chances are you can find it in this project." - KevinNottingham.com
With their debut album, When Pigs Fly, still drawing accolades, Dallas duo A.Dd+ continues to stay busy - and that busyness continues to provide an onslaught of quality music for all. No different here, even as Paris Pershun sits this one out, with Slim Gravy going at it alone with the brand new, non-album cut "Can't Come Down."
The song, based on a true story ("Shout out to Aegis Communications," says Slim), tells the tale of young man battling his need for employment with his love for weed. "Let me be straight up: I need a job, homie/ A nine-to-five, homie/ I ain't even got five on it," begins Slim, deciding to indulge in a little "Captain Kush for breakfast" before heading out on his way.
The washed out, hazy beat plays off Slim's behind-the-beat drawl perfectly, and, to hear Slim tell it, the pairing of beat and concept was a match right from jump. "My homie Brain Gang X'Zavier produced the track," explains the A.Dd+ rapper. "He needed a good weed-smoking story to go along with the beat, so I immediately thought of my last job experience."
Having finally earned gainful employment, the song's second verse places Slim in training, fighting boredom, and "wondering when the first break is/ 'Cause I swear that I'm blazing." With a blunt pre-rolled and ready to spark, Slim realizes, albeit too late, that he's been caught on the company's security cameras. "Don't smoke weed before or during work," quips Slim Gravy. "'Cause you might get fired."
Download A.Dd+'s "Can't Come Down" here:
Watch the video for "Under":
You can also Download the debut EP When Pigs Fly here:
Quirky yet streetwise, fun-loving yet dead serious, A.Dd+, the duo of Paris Pershun and Slim Gravy, may just be leading Dallas towards a rap renaissance. With a recipe that falls somewhere between UGK’s downhome Southern cooking and the abstract vibes of the Native Tongues movement, the group’s first release Power of the Tongue, earned them local acclaim and a “Best Rap Act” nomination from the Dallas Observer. When Pigs Fly, their debut album, produced by Picnic Tyme (of Erykah Badu's Cannabinoids crew) was released in March 2011, with high praise from a variety of outlets, including the Dallas Observer, which wrote that the album is possibly "the best hip-hop album Dallas has ever released." Performing in support of the album throughout 2011, A.Dd+ will also be releasing a slew of new, unreleased music, in addition to videos from When Pigs Fly.