REDICULUS – KALASHNIKOVS & KUSH FEAT. SHABAAM SAHDEEQ, EL GANT, FAMOSO & BEKAY
Kalahnikov’s and Kush is the leadoff single for Rediculus’s new album “In Response: Dee-Fi” and features NYC heavy hitters Shabaam Sahdeeq, El Gant, Famoso and Bekay over a neck snapping track provided by Rediculus with a visual accompaniment by rising video director Bryce Snow.
The album itself is 15 speaker breakers all produced by Rediculus which show the growth he’s achieved musically in his year hiatus from his non-stop production schedule of years previous. When asked what fueled his creative process for the album Rediculus had this to say “After my Mama passed in 2013, I really sat down and refocused what it was that I was pursuing musically and what I wanted to leave for others to judge me by after I was gone. I had always embraced the 90’s esthetic of boom bap but really wanted to put my own presentation of that forward instead of trying to relive years past with my sounds so I started layering more original instrumentation over my samples, started writing more lyrics and getting way deeper into the creative process this time. There was a lot of talk about white people and gay people in hip hop as this project was being made. Where we fit in, where we belong. This is my statement of defiance to dare anyone to challenge my position in this culture, and exactly where the title of this album comes from.”
The album itself features 3 songs completely written by Rediculus – “Stay” and “Again”, both RnB ballads sung by industry veteran Jay Hollins and “Repercussions” which is spit by rising star Jus Daze. Rounding out the collaborative effort is Rediculus’s long time lyrical partner Rich Malone, new comer Fresco, frequent collaborators J57 and Sene, East Coast spitters in Coast, CoalCash and C Rayz Wallz, Comet, Boston up and comer Token, and LA wordsmith Aarophat.
Definitely look for Rediculus all year long as this project has 5 videos and 7 total singles ready to keep his name in your ears well past Christmas and the New Year.