Little Rock's street legend, Pepperboy joins forces with his Greenova cohort, Squadda Bambino (of the pioneering cloud rap duo, Main Attrakionz), and producer, Young God (Blue Sky Black Death), to create the post-cloud sound of Greenova South.
Pepperboy — born Jerry Davie — spent the entirety of his teen-age years doing his share to raise Little Rock's "Bangin' in the Rock"-era crime rate. It wasn't until he went to prison — serving 30 months of a 10-year sentence in the Varner Unit for, he says, "possession with intent and a firearm: just protection" — that he had the idea of turning his stories from the street into music.
After his release from SuperMax, he dropped his first album, "Str8 Off tha Block, Pt. 1," in 2002, with more mixtapes following at a steady tack. With each new release, Pepperboy moved further away from boilerplate, D.I.Y. gangster rap trappings, gradually evolving into a unique voice from Little Rock's south side.
Squadda B AKA Squadda Bambino is a member of the Oakland native Green Ova collective and 1/2 of Main Attrakionz, AKA "The Best Duo Ever". Squadda B and Main Attrakionz have mainly been attributed with pioneering the "cloud rap" sound, an aesthetic that's perhaps partly responsible for the dominant sound of mainstream rap production. Squadda's raps are often confessional and emotive, yet he remains rooted in optimism.
Young God AKA Ian Taggart has spent the better part of the last 10 + years producing for the influential production duo, Blue Sky Black Death.
released May 16, 2016
All songs written by Charles Glover, Jerry Davie, and Ian Taggart except for the parts of featured vocalists as noted in the tracklist. All songs produced, recorded, and mixed by Young God aka Ian Taggart. Mastered by Freddy Knop (www.Hedd.audio/en).qu
A big thanks to Ben Niespodziany from MISHKA, Candy Drips, and everyone else who helped make this project possible. A very limited number of cassettes coming soon from Candy Drips.
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