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MP3: New DL Link for Free EP: Erk Tha Jerk -The Prelude
EP Includes Songs From Emcee's Upcoming Debut And Unreleased Tracks
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Erk Tha Jerk certainly knows how to satiate his fans. Despite his debut album, Nerd's Eye View, close on the horizon with a slated November 9th release date, Erk has decided to give away a brand new EP for free. The Prelude includes songs from his forthcoming LP in additon to tracks that will only be available on this free release.
The Prelude premiered through SF Weekly and marks a new high in the anticipation leading up to Nerd's Eye View. "I've always released free music," Erk explains of the EP's price tag. "I guess I do it so when the people finally have to pay for something they'll look back at all the free music and won't mind spending with me. They know I'm good for it." Between mixtapes, music videos, and unreleased tracks, some might argue that Erk is spreading himself too thin - that he can't have much up his sleeve for his upcoming LP. One listen toThe Prelude, though, and it becomes evident that Erk Tha Jerk is just getting started.
Download The Prelude for free here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Erk_Tha_Jerk-The_Prelude.zip .
Stay tuned for Erk's debut album, Nerd's Eye View, being released November 9th via Red Planet/SMC Recordings.
Debunking the stereotype of what a West Coast rapper should be is what got a very fickle hip-hop audience to initially notice Erk. His streetwear heavy fashion sense, trademark black eyeglasses and hood nerd persona all worked in his favor. Being from a “bad place” yet knowing that there are non-hood things out there is what has shaped Erk’s approach to life and music. “I went to college for a couple years, I’ve worked 9 to 5 jobs and I’ve sold weed and none of those things quite worked out so I’m kinda like a hood nerd.” His satirical anti-hyphy anthem "I'm So Dumb" and "Plane in the Air" featuring Too $hort defined him as an artist but it was 2009's "Right Here" that put him on the map. The censored version became one of 106 KMEL's (San Francisco) most played songs, charted on Billboard's Top 100 Hip Hop/R&B, and the video is currently in rotation on MTV Jams. In addition to producing and directing videos for other artists, Erk is currently working on his first full length album titled Nerd’s Eye View due on November 9th.
The Prelude EP: http://media.audibletreats.com/Erk_Tha_Jerk-The_Prelude.zip .
"Perfect Mistake" Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQmlibt4MyM .
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