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Cannibal Ox: Blade Of The Ronin

From the bio:
“Since the release of their cult classic 2001 debut album The Cold Vein, Harlem’s Cannibal Ox have largely maintained their independent, enigmatic persona, shying away from the glowing heat of the mainstream limelight. In 2005, the duo released Return Of The Ox, a live album recorded at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York, but otherwise remained relatively off the radar as a collective with exception of Vast Aire and Vordul Mega appearing on each other’s solo endeavors. In 2013, the duo re-emerged with a maxi-single entitled Gotham, which included three tracks produced by a widely unknown yet remarkably talented producer by the name of Bill Cosmiq. Upon listening to the project’s title track, fans were taken aback by how the duo still sounded in its prime. As Spin Magazine declared, “while it doesn’t sound like a day has passed since Vein, Vast and Vordul were always spitting from the future.” With Bill Cosmiq at the helm for the majority of its production, the group’s long awaited sophomore album, Blade of the Ronin, heralds the triumphant return of Cannibal Ox as the kings of underground hip-hop. Together, this trio has created an album that personifies a sense of insightful lyricism and poignant production that has arguably been absent from the scene since The Cold Vein.”
Blade Of The Ronin is out now via IGC Records/ iHipHop Distribution; check out “Iron Rose” ft. MF Doom below.


About foamhands

My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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