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
"With a penchant for saying what other Southern rappers either don't or won't, A.Dd+ definitely stand out in a crowd on When Pigs Fly" - RapReviews.com
"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
(March 28, 2011 – Brooklyn, NY) Following a string of single and video releases, Dallas, Texas duo A.Dd+ (pronounced A.D.D., with the plus sign silent), a group comprised of rappers Slim Gravy and Paris Pershun, is excited to finally release their debut album, When Pigs Fly. Beginning today, the album, which the Dallas Observer recently hailed as "Nothing short of a classic," is being offered to fans for free download, available through the group's Bandcamp page.
For When Pigs Fly, Slim and Paris partnered with producer Picnic Tyme, also of Erykah Badu's Cannabinoids crew, to create a 15-track effort that seamlessly flows, even as it offers listeners a mix of slang anthems, flirtatious tales, and more serious issues (financial struggle, incarceration). And it does so with a creative edge that has made the A.Dd+ one of the most progressive groups to come from the Dallas hip-hop scene in some time, defying both the sounds fans are used to hearing and the restrictions that artists are used to creating within. "When Pigs Fly represents the impossible," explains Slim. "We're doing what people are scared to do in this Dallas music scene. We're making the impossible possible."
And despite When Pigs Fly being the group's first official full-length, there is a cohesiveness and completeness to the album that allows A.Dd+'s words, of making the impossible possible, to ring with sincerity and honesty. While the addition of Picnic Tyme's production continues to help A.Dd+ develop and define their sound, there is also a natural growth present throughout When Pigs Fly. "We seriously feel like there was a great leap between this project and our first project, Power Of The Tongue," explains Paris and Slim. "We pride ourselves in putting out the best music we can, and dealing with more and more everyday life situations only pushes us toward natural growth."
For fans interested in supporting the group, A.Dd+ is offering the album for sale through iTunes and has also put together a limited-edition offering of physical copies, conceptualized, designed, and hand-assembled by the A.Dd+ team. Only 200 copies were made, and each contains the CD, an 8 x 8 full color poster, and a card that indicates what number your copy is out of the 200 made. The CDs cost $12 and can be purchased through A.Dd+'s Bandcamp page.
Fans can download When Pigs Fly for free 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) will be released as a free download on March 28, 2011.