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
‘This Ecstatic Cult’ is the latest single from the upcoming Lushlife / CSLSX LP, Ritualize. It’s a joint that takes on broken religious, political, and socioeconomic systems with a fire verse from Killer Mike. But, smooth, electro-soul production and a hypnotic chorus from CSLSX play the counterbalance, betraying an on-the-low summertime banger as Mike and I trade class warfare rhymes.
Click here to stream ‘This Ecstatic Cult ft. Killer Mike’ courtesy of The FADER right now.
Hard to believe, but it’s only been a month since we announced the upcoming Lushlife album, Ritualize. With buzz building faster than expected, we’ve decided to release ‘The Waking World,’ a brand new single featuring our friends, the Swedish shoegaze duo, I Break Horses.
With frenetic but still sublime production from CSLSX, the song is meant to be a surreal exploration of Mark David Chapman’s mindset on the morning he assassinates John Lennon.
Stream it now via tastemaking UK music blog, The Line of Best Fit.