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MP3: Metermaids To Release Rooftop Shake On September 6
Posted by Steve Juon at Friday, August 5th, 2011 at 8:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

MP3: Metermaids To Release Rooftop Shake Via Strange Famous Records On September 6

From Audible Treats.

New Album Features 9th Wonder, Sage Francis, DJ Rob Swift; "Graveyard Shift" Released As First Single

(August 3, 2011 - Brooklyn, NY) Metermaids, the tag-team duo of rappers Sentence and Swell, are excited to announce their new LP, Rooftop Shake. The two Brooklynites have picked an A-team to work with for the album, enlisting 9th Wonder, DJ Rob Swift of the X-Ecutioners, and Sage Francis. Sage Francis is also responsible for the release of Rooftop Shake, through his label, Strange Famous Records, on September 6th.

After releasing a slew of EP's over the past couple years, Metermaids perked the ears of a variety of big-name players, including Grammy Award-winning producer 9th Wonder, who produced half of the new LP. "It was obviously a dream come true," says Metermaids of working with 9th. "We hung out in North Carolina with him for six days, and made five songs together while we were there. It was a blast."

Subsequently, Metermaids also caught the attention of Sage Francis after touring together. Impressed by the duo, Sage not only lent his assistance for the new project, but signed Metermaids to his Strange Famous Records this past year. "When we were putting together the album, Sage helped us pick out beats, he helped us with direction," explains Swell. "And he sent back two tracks with incredible verses on them," adds Sentence, alluding to "Bad Things" and "Kill The Crow," the latter of which also features Buck 65.

"Graveyard Shift," the lead single from Rooftop Shake, is a tribute to those who hustle hard, way past bedtime, with Rob Swift cutting up 9th Wonder's wailing, electric guitar-driven beat. "Neither of us sleep - ever - and when we heard 9th's beat, it gave us that vibe of being up all night," says Metermaids. "So that's exactly what we wrote about. 'Same shit, different night' sums up the song perfectly."

As the album's lead single, "Graveyard Shift," is a good taste of what fans can expect from much of Rooftop Shake: a pairing of 9th Wonder's classic production with Metermaids' punk attitude and sharp delivery. Matt Stine held up the other half of production with tracks like the aforementioned "Bad Things," which Swell says is "in my top five favorite beats ever," while 9th Wonder also appears with a few guest verses of his own on tracks including "Gone" and the albums' title track "Rooftop Shake."

Download "Graveyard Shift" here: .

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