Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Conway The Machine & SONNYJIM Join Forces for Scrumptious Death By Misadventure EP (Daupe! Media/Shady Records/EatGood Records)

Conway is a Buffalo-bred emcee, Wrestle-Rap enthusiast, and one half of Hall N' Nash with his rapping brother Westside Gunn. Last year, both Conway FKA Conway The Machine & Westside Gunn and their Griselda Records (GxFR) imprint/roster signed an exclusive deal with Eminem's Shady Records/Universal Music Group. Following a string of critically-acclaimed releases and Wrestle/Rap-inflected guest appearances, Westside Gunn & Conway have temporarily "split" to issue a number of solo and collaborative releases: most recently, Westside Gunn's March-released, Mr. Green-produced FLYGOD Is God... All The Time EP and Conway's just-released, SONNYJIM-helmed Death By Misadventure EP. SONNYJIM is, of course, a UK-based emcee and producer whose name you may very well recognize from his recent collaborative outing with Chicago sharp-spitter Vic Spencer, Spencer FOR HIGHER. "Death By Misadventure sees Conway firing on all cylinders, bringing his hard-edged street cinema to perfectly compliment a platter of super-grimy soundscapes served up by SONNYJIM," Daupe! Media boasted within a recent press release.

Premiered late last week over at Passion of The Weiss, Conway The Machine & SONNYJIM's Death By Misadventure EP went on sale to the general public just this past Monday morning, but unfortunately, for most, as expected, Daupe!'s array of multi-formatted limited edition records and tapes SOLD OUT in a matter of minutes. However, Daupe! forewarned eager collectors and crate-diggers: "As usual, we can expect Bandcamp to crash, when the vinyl goes on sale; be at the ready to hit 'Refresh' over and over and over." I, much like countless fans world-wide, didn't get to score one of Daupe!'s blood-splattered plate-shaped vinyls... but they have conveniently uploaded Death By Misadventure in its entirety on Bandcamp on a unique Name-Your-Price basis. Conway & SONNYJIM's Death By Misadventure EP is, actually, a rather sparse, yet extremely satisfying affair: 4 tracks, 1 intro, 1 remix courtesy of Budgie, and 2 features from none other than Roc Marciano and SONNYJIM himself. Entirely produced by SONNYJIM—aside from Budgie's "Cristal & Cereal" RemixDeath By Misadventure was Mixed & Mastered By: Taharka (@taharkamusic) and Executive Produced By: The Purist (@ThePurist) with a characteristically gory, blood-stained Cover Illustration Designed By: The Obscurist (@obscuristworks) and Design & Layout from Mr. Krum (@mr_krum).

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