Critical Praise For Illogic & Blockhead:
"Illogic & Blockhead offer some of their most inspired work to date...one of 2013's best offerings." -HipHopDX
Earlier this month, rapper and producer duo Illogic & Blockhead dropped their first full-length collaborative album, Capture the Sun, on TK via Man Bites Dog Records. Today they have released the video for the album's latest single, "Atlantis Depth," which was directed and edited by Erik Anello, shot by Laura Green, and produced by Matt Brown and Alec Anello.
The video, premiered today by XXL, follows Illogic & Blockhead through parts of Midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn. However, the tone of the video is set immediately by a spoken quote from last year's blockbuster Killing Them Softly, which is recited by Brad Pitt's character Jackie Cogan: "This guy wants to tell me we're living in a community? Don't make me laugh. I'm living in America, and in America you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business." Illogic's verse follows appropriately, offering social commentary on the dog-eat-dog mentality of American culture. "Only those who have mastered the framing of masterpieces will bask in the masters peace," Illogic raps. "So recognize the genius in others in order for your genius to be recognized for the heights and a rich life."
Watch "Atlantis Depth" video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omya36p7Kc4
XXL premiered the video here: http://www.xxlmag.com/rap-music/bangers/2013/05/illogic-and-blockhead-release-the-video-for-atlantis-depth/
Get Capture the Sun on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/capture-the-sun/id633769116
Buy the special merch bundle here: http://www.manbitesdogrecords.com/2013/04/illogic-blockhead-capture-the-sun-cd-beachset/
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With collaborative history dating back to 2000, two established independent artists in Illogic and Blockhead are teaming up for their first full-length, Capture The Sun. The Columbus, Ohio emcee/poet and Manhattan artist/producer agreed to the project during a creative intersection in their solo careers: Illogic wanted to "step outside of himself" to focus more on storytelling and relaying the feelings of his present, as he pursues his dreams while serving as a father and husband; Blockhead, fresh off a string of instrumental releases that followed extensive work with Aesop Rock earlier in his career, wanted to once again collaborate with rappers. Through virtual sessions, Illogic picked through hundreds of Block beats, and began bringing the long-developed theme of Capture The Sun to words. Over 40 songs were recorded, with two free EP's released prior to this album. Now, on April 16th, Illogic & Blockhead will release Capture The Sun, along with features from Slug (of Atmosphere), Blueprint, Abstract Rude, and more has just been released on TK via Man Bites Dog Records.