“Land of Synth” plays on several themes of synthetic sounds, to the synthetic roles played by artist in the “music industry to every day life. Influences run the gamut Sun Ra, Wutang to Nas, Tupac, The Roots, Mos Def, Common, A Tribe Called Quest, Pharaoh Monch, and Outkast to name a few.
Tri-coastal lyricist Sum presents "Excuses", the new single from his new album Dragon, Volume 1. Wielding a versatile, virtuosic style developed between his hometown of Chicago and his adopted hometowns of Charlotte, Atlanta, NYC and now Los Angeles, Sum was first introduced to us via his albums The Lil Folk, Lone Wolf, animated hip-hopera The Nobody Hole and his future-funk collective The Milky Way.
Delicious Vinyl, the label that released Cali rap crew The Pharcyde's groundbreaking 1992 debut album Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (quoted as Kanye West's favorite album), has teamed up with Fatlip and Slimkid3 - two of the former Pharcyde members - along with Bizarre Ride producers J-Sw!ft and L.A. Jay for Bizarre Ride Live, a series of shows where they perform the entire album, blurring the lines between a straight up hip-hop show and a theatrical performance.