Wednesday, February 29, 2012
"After The Gold Rush:" Sugar Tongue Slim - #GOLDRUSH (Top 40 Roots Mixtape)
Sugar Tongue Slim (STS) is a criminally under-rated "Atlantadelphia"-bred rapper and honorary Roots Crew member. From what I can tell, his first recorded appearance was on The Roots' Indie Rock-tinged dark/light "concept album," How I Got Over (2010). STS additionally represents 1/5 of Money Making Jam Boys and his solo output [thusfar] includes: Demand More I-II, Sole Music EP, The Illustrious, and a gaggle of assorted Remixes & Indie Rock flips. After slowly leaking out short, weekly music videos over the course of the past few months, Sugar Tongue Slim finally unveiled his latest Starting Line-Up-produced mixtape effort earlier this morning: GOLD RUSH.
It's basically a collection of 15 Top 40 flips (2009-11), which are often slightly re-appropriated with STS' unique storytelling and acute Boom-Bap flourishes. STS and his team of certified in-house gold diggers [producers] hand-selected singles from contemporary artists such as Britney Spears, Gotye, Foster The People, Lady GaGa, Drake, Coldplay, Wale, and The xx. For all intensive purposes, GOLD RUSH is essentially a "nostalgic" look back @ 2011, the year which just passed roughly 2 months ago... Surf on over to Sugar Tongue Slim's web-space to download a personal copy of this completely FRESH/inventive 15-track collection, #GOLDrush.