Jeff Milo asked us to explain who exactly John Cusack is. We sang him a song instead.
Most importantly, Duece Freight released his debut LP Renaissance Man on June 24th and I'm terrible at updating this site. My bad yall.
With production from Beatnerd Hub ( https://beatnerdhub.bandcamp.com/ ), Othawordz ( https://soundcloud.com/owz-productions ) and Jah Connery ( https://acklikeyouknow.dummy ), this thing is a little fire emoji. Nah, more like five. And a horse or some shit. Support that. Make this man rich. If there is anyone I want to see spiral into a Scarface shaped power struggle, its him. His monologue would be fucking epic.
Salute to my Rooks brother!!!
Three years ago tomorrow (I'll be too drunk to blog #hbdusa #td2b) Rooks' (Duece Freight X Jah Connery) Be Cause! was dropped in America's lap.
Duece Freight just released his long awaited freshman LP Renaissance Man on June 24th. Check out the music he and I made over the long distance between Detroit and Dallas.
Warren Peace and Jah Connery of LXL were featured on Intricate Dialect's most recent episode of the Lum Podcast. Idski did an amazing job of communicating who LXL is without any traditional Q&A. True to our aesthetic, he blends in Detroit TV nostalgia with our weird theories and tour stories.
Listen to the other ones. I suggest checking the fresh tape dub rap style on the Fahrenheit 2040 episode, or the radical thinking philosophy on the Kadence episode.
Its a great day for LXL! Tomorrow we leave for Tour. Check the events page
Oh, also we premiered our new video Mung Bean Chutney with arts and culture site Pop Matters. Cole Waterman did a great write up for it and we're super proud of this endeavor. You can read all about it here:
LXL and Abolitionist rap genius Intricate Dialect are hitting a few Midwest cities next week.
Wednesday, 4/6 - Pittsburgh, PA - Pittsburgh Art House w/ Mario Quinn, Asha'e Snefru and George Hollow
Friday, 4/8 - Bloomington, IN - King Dough w/ RJuna and Mathaius Young
Saturday, 4/9 Kalamazoo, MI - The Headquarters w/ True F.O. and Wu Zee
We are still trying to solidify a booking for the 7th in any of the following cities: Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Columbus, Bloomington, Indianapolis... And anywhere in between.
We're so excited that Warren Peace and I have been practicing sitting in his car. We're getting pretty good.
Depending on where you live, that is. Tomorrow, Friday night LXL plays Hamtramck Music Fest at the Polka Dot with Detroit Cydi, Destroy This Place and Poor Player.
You have to get a wristband at P.L.A.V. POST #10, The New Dodge Lounge, Kelly's Bar Hamtramck, Small's, or Detroit Threads, which you can do on your way to the show tomorrow night. Hope to see you!
LXL also has several shows coming up out of town. Maybe you live in or near these towns.
4/6 Pittsburgh -- TBA w/Intricate Dialect
4/7 Columbus -- TBA w/Intricate Dialect
4/8 Bloomington -- King Dough w/Intricate Dialect
4/9 Kalamazoo -- TBA w/Intricate Dialect, Wu Zee and True F.O.
In May we'll be back to Bay City. I'll announce that soon.
Jah Connery's long awaited follow up to 2011's (now out of print) Killa Tape is out today from Geweih Ritual Documents . The Lightest Bag at the Potluck, or Hey So What, Watch This Place Blow Up's painstakingly hand crafted packaging couples perfectly with the tape's smoky analog breaks (and Indecisive titling). Two different printings, each claiming its own title, are available for immediate purchase at GRD's bandcamp site (see below) and soon from our own store. This is a super limited run of 125. THESE WILL SELL OUT!!! Grab your tape now!
On September 19th, we will be releasing the freshman effort from LXL, entitled Nosh Pit. Streaming consciousness that tackles the tough issues from healthy snack alternatives to cuckolding your dad, WarrenPeace, Jah Connery and KeeFlo hit you with a quick boom bap classic that will leave you wishing you'd splurged on the buffet.
Don't forget to attend the gala to celebrate its debut being held in Eastern Market, Detroit.
That aint no lie. Our virtual merch table is live. Buy thangs.
Which means the site will be better soon too.
modern knot is 100 percent diy. That being the case, the site is still under construction.