by Bloodmoney Perez
“Curses” started off as a few tracks that weren’t finished when “Second-Hand Accounts” was scheduled to be released, and the idea was to throw out a few as loosies, but it evolved into a continued idea that has existed in all of my albums that Messiah Musik has produced….feeling like I’ve/We’ve been doomed from the start.
The idea of wresting with familial curses, or more appropriately generational trauma, the impacts it has on us as we grow into fuller adults, the way it bleeds into every aspect of life, which then bleeds into every aspect of ART, is always at the forefront of my mind/heart.
“Curses” would not again be possible without Messiah Musik being the anchor, and my dude Iceberg Theory once again playing assistant coach to make this a full, but concise record that flexes between spoken word poetry, cipher raised MC style shit, and abstract poeticism where the world meets at a connected intersection of anger, loss, and fierceness.
The original songs had no guest save for what will probably be one of the best posse cuts of the year, “Dantes Inferno” which is a reworking of “Hades” off “Second-Hand Accounts” and features three of my FAVORITE MCs doing it right now, in AJ Suede, Sleep Sinatra, and Blu. The devastatingly good “Dantes Inferno” was expertly mixed by FBR Mastering/Filthybroke Recordings CAPO MJC, who also held down mastering the entire record yet again.
Additionally, the album has two mystically dope remixes from Portland’s Fines Double, and Connecticut group The 50×50’s which helped show off some dynamic abilities of their own and make two of my favorite sound like brand new monsters.
releases August 26, 2022
All songs produced by Messiah Musik except where noted which were produced by Iceberg Theory.
Guest MCs are:
AJ Suede – ajsuede.com/music
Sleep Sinatra – sleepsinatra1.bandcamp.com/music
Blu – thenewcolorblu.bandcamp.com/music
Sketch Tha Cataclysm – the50x50s.bandcamp.com/music
Mastered By: MJC for FBR Mastering (fbrmastering.com)