In the wake of the presidential election, I’ve been feverishly at work on an album-length interdisciplinary mixtape of new music to benefit the ACLU. My Idols Are Dead and My Enemies Are in Power is available now on a contribute-what-you-wish basis, with all proceeds going to support the ACLU.
The mixtape features artists such as Killer Mike, Moor Mother, Sad13, Billy Woods, Khruangbin, and more. In addition to the musical guests, the project includes contributions from several significant activists, academics, and artists to provide a wide spectrum of perspectives on the current political climate in America, from voices such as Jedediah Purdy, Open Mike Eagle, Sut Jhally, and many more.
Click here to download Idols + Enemies now
‘Totally Mutual Feeling’, the opening track from my latest album, Ritualize has a little feature in the new Lonely Island movie which is out in theaters today. I was lucky enough to check Popstar out last night, and I couldn’t be happier to see a Lushlife & CSLSX jam committed to celluloid in such a brilliantly funny film. Click here to watch a trailer from Popstar on YouTube.
Finally, you can listen to Ritualize, the brand new album from Lushlife & CSLSX via Billboard.com. After three years in the making, it’s kind of surreal to have the record out in the world today. While I loved releasing singles over the past few months, Ritualize is very much an album experience, and I’m more hyped than ever for you to finally listen to the record front-to-back.
Head over to Billboard.com right now to listen to Ritualize in full, two days before the official release this Friday, February 19th.
This morning, the folks at Genius premiered the brand new lyric video for ‘This Ecstatic Cult’ ft. Killer Mike. For visuals, we turned to our homie, the mysterious Philly graffiti dude, Grim Grim Grim who handled lettering and artwork. Set against a surreal backdrop of unsettling cult imagery, Mike and I trade class warfare rhymes at lightning speed.
Visit Genius to watch the official ‘This Ecstatic Cult’ lyric video and add your own annotation on the song’s lyric page for your chance to win a signed Ritualize CD, once the album drops next Friday, February 19th.
Now you can listen to the latest single from Ritualize, ‘Hong Kong (Lady of Love)’ which features Ariel Pink, over at Noisey. The new joint is one of my favorites from the upcoming LP. With pulsating Juno synths, four-on-the-floor kick, and a blazing sax solo that’s more Michael Mann than Mike Jones, this is new dystopia rap.
Click here to stream ‘Hong Kong (Lady of Love)’ ft. Ariel Pink via Noisey