Monday, September 15, 2014

Political Hip-Hop Group The Green Seed Announce Tour Dates

The Green Seed 
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Catch Them LIVE This Fall!
9/19 – Hattiesburg, MS – Thirsty Hippo
10/22 – New York, NY – Lit Lounge (For a CMJ Showcase)
11/7 – New Orleans, LA – BEATNIK

“Tackling contemporary issues —and universal themes of the heart and home, the multifarious southern hip-hop crew creates a smart, infectious, 13-track LP exuding positivity and self-awareness.” – SPIN
“For folks who think the '90s was Golden Age of hip hop, Birmingham, Alabama group The Green Seed recalls the days of De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, Black Star and more.” - Brooklyn Vegan
“The album itself, entitled Drapetomania (say druh-pet-oh-may-nee-uh) promises to be a firm statement of intent for the group, who take simple beats and loops and, in the spirit of great-hip hop, aim to elevate them into new rhythmic territories.” - PopMatters
“Comparing the socially conscious four-man crew’s rhythmic and lyrical dexterity to Ghostface Killah and Kool Keith isn’t stretching too much.” - Nashville Scene
“…the music is super-serious, but they’ll have tons of fun with the lyrics. Outkast is an obvious reference, as is A Tribe Called Quest, but these guys definitely have a sound of their own.” - Detroit Metro Times
Alabama hip-hop, four piece The Green Seed is bringing back conscious rhymes, a la Tribe Called Quest, in a unique blend of heart, wit and truths.  The band announces live dates this fall, hitting Mississippi, New York (for a CMJ showcase) and Louisiana.  The tour is in support of their new album, Drapetomania (pronounced druh-pet-oh-may-nee-uh).  The album is brimming with lyrics of social awareness courtesy of emcees R-Tist and C.O.M.P.L.E.T., the stabbing attacks of dynamic DJ duo FX and Jeff C, and a lush soundworld layered with rich textures and trunk-rattling beats.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Drapetomania wasn’t the product of the Dirty South rather than the blunted grit of J Dilla’s Detroit or the otherworldly productions of Lex Records. But it’s no homage -- while the album often contemplates bondage – artistic, romantic, etc. – but, ultimately, it’s a soundtrack to Freedom… And whatever comes next.
The Green Seed had their debut album exclusively streamed for all to hear via SPIN, who calls it “the blend of soul, laughter, and guts.”

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