Random Axe

Random Axe

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A group featuring the lords of the hip-hop underground, Random Axe combine the talents of Detroiters Black Milk and Guilty Simpson plus New York City artist Sean Price. For the ringtone rappers and the club dons of 2011 that must sound like the ultimate terror squad, but this self-titled debut isn't so ambitious. Even with all the bravado, declarations of war, and muscle-flexing rhymes, Random Axe are in-house and, in many ways, insider with cult figures like Fat Ray and Trick Trick handling the guest shots while producer Black Milk provides the deep soul hooks and the crooked beats. Still, if this more "our little secret" than a "game changer," then the underground hip-hop fan base still wins, as literate but loose rhymes, free spirits, and dope beats all add up to a highly desirable underground party. Check out "Random Call," an independent artist anthem with attitude ("I'm chemically imbalanced, you're not talent/I eat hot MCs like cold salad, I'm so valid"), or check the minimal winner "Understand This," where Guilty Simpson sounds his most obscure and most OJ Simpson -- the album he cut with Madlib -- while Black Milk sounds the most Album of the Year with all those clean, acoustic, and warm samples. Random Axe the album barely crosses the 40-minute mark and it doesn't bother pleasing the crowd, but it rewards its core audience with a freestyle feel and an uncompromising allegiance to true hip-hop.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/14/2011
Label: Duck Down Music
UPC: 0693461218529
catalogNumber: 2185
Rank: 119191

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Random Axe   Primary Artist
Sean Price   Group Member
Black Milk   Group Member
Guilty Simpson   Group Member
Daru Jones   Drums
Ryan Gimpert   Guitar
Tim Shellabarger   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Skrilla   Artwork
Hexmurda   Executive Producer
Black Milk   Producer,Executive Producer
Guilty Simpson   Executive Producer
Sean Price   Executive Producer
Curtis Cross   Composer
S. Price   Composer
B. Simpson   Composer
C. Anthony Mathis   Composer
Upendo "Pen" Taylor   Artwork
Rosalinda Ruiz   Artwork

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