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EP Stream: Slick Talk (LOEGz) & Eric Dingus – deathbeDreams


EP Stream: Slick Talk (LOEGz) & Eric Dingus – deathbeDreams
The Smoking Section Debuts Hazy EP deathbeDreams from LOEGz Rapper Slick Talk and Austin Producer Eric Dingus

Critical Praise for Slick Talk and League Of Extraordinary Gz:
“Slick Talk offers a tour of the streets of the South Side of Austin in a soft-spoken drawl that at first makes his subject matter seem calmer than it actually is.” – Complex
“It’s emotional and at the same time soothing, but it’s got a dark meaning.” – Noisey

“Slick Talk has been consistently enhancing the burgeoning Austin Hip Hop scene.” – HipHopDX

“Slick’s delivery is highlighted by his rapid-fire flow, each word finding its designated target as the proverbial bullet with someone’s name written on it.” – The Smoking Section
“A goddamn typhoon onstage.” – Houston Press 
 
“The eight members of the group were a high-energy bunch, rapping with distinctive Texas twang and pogo dancing nonstop.” – The New York Times

The EP:
Hip-hop connoisseurs rejoice! The new EP from League of Extraordinary Gz rapper Slick Talk and Austin producer Eric Dingus has finally arrived. deathbeDreams combines ethereal, all-enveloping production with clever rhymes and gorgeous hooks. As The Smoking Section puts it, “Slick’s delivery is highlighted by his rapid-fire flow, each word finding its designated target as the proverbial bullet with someone’s name written on it…the two [Slick and Eric], almost opposing forces combine, creating an otherworldly listen that originates from scenes seen in any hood worldwide.”

The album’s haunting aesthetic accentuates the dark themes floating throughout its nine tracks. Slick Talk, who grew up in Texas slums and later spent a year deployed with the Navy in Afghanistan (he is still on active duty), says the album is fundamentally about the “frustration, regret, and desperation that I would probably feel if I died today…It comes from that place in my brain that has seriously contemplated how I would feel and what I would be thinking if I was bleeding out on the ground, at such a young age, like so many people I knew and grew up with who died in their teens and twenties.”

“Slick Talk offers a tour of the streets of the South Side of Austin in a soft-spoken drawl that at first makes his subject matter seem calmer than it actually is. But he slowly works his way up to demanding attention,” said Complex of the project’s first single, “That Lower.” deathbeDreams has also earned praise from Noisey, which premiered the album’s title song, and HipHopDX, which premiered the latest single, “Swarm.” The EP debuts today in The Smoking Section.

Stream deathbeDreams here: https://soundcloud.com/theloegz/sets/slick-talk-x-eric-dingus/

Check out The Smoking Section’s premiere here: http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2014/02/slick-talk-eric-dingus-deathbedreams-album-stream

Buy deathbeDreams on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/deathebedreams/id805946062

The Background:
When Austin, Texas, reality rap collective League of Extraordinary Gz recorded “We Gone Make It” in spring 2010, Octavis “Esbe Da 6th Street Bully” Berry stepped in the recording booth and yelled two words: “League Shit!”. Three years later, it has become an emphatic anthem, brand and title. The Bully’s vision formed in 2009 when his choice of eight members and three groups with their own budding local buzz – Dred Skott, Da COD and Southbound – sat in a driveway plotting a collaborative mixtape. In 2010 they debuted locally, played the South by Southwest Music Festival and Fun Fun Fun Fest and were featured on MTV Jams‘ Texas All-Star Edition. In 2011 they rocked over 60 shows, including a West Coast tour with Jackie Chain for their Concealed Weapons 3 mixtape, and a national tour with Dead Prez. Then, in October 2011, The Bully passed away suddenly due to a pulmonary embolism. As 2011 ended, the LOEGz were named one of Sonicbids‘ Top 5 Hip Hop acts. They released The Plug EP in December. All of this came from a collective effort by three groups in three years via the foresight of a now-absent leader. All anticipation, questions or doubt after a few spins of The Plug EP will be quenched with their debut album #LeagueShit. Clearly rooted in traditional hip hop, #LeagueShit includes stout musicality and wildly free speech featuring Dead PrezBavu Blakes, Grupo Fantasma, and Slim Gravy of A.Dd+.

Links:

deathbeDreams stream: https://soundcloud.com/theloegz/sets/slick-talk-x-eric-dingus/

 

“Swarm”: https://soundcloud.com/theloegz/slick-talk-swarm-prod-by-eric/s-XfGtc

 

“deathbeDreams”: https://soundcloud.com/theloegz/slick-talk-deathbedreams-prod

 

“That Lower (Southside)”: https://soundcloud.com/theloegz/slick-talk-that-lower/

 

“I’m Alive”: https://soundcloud.com/theloegz/im-alive-feat-grupo-fantasma

 

“Let’s Go”: https://soundcloud.com/theloegz/lets-go-feat-devin-the-dude 

 

“Intercourse” Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmlTalxye2Y

 

“Grind”: https://soundcloud.com/theloegz/grind-prod-by-statik-selektah/

 

“Maybe She’s Right”: https://soundcloud.com/theloegz/maybe-shes-right

 

“Intercourse” Ft. Slim Gravy of A.Dd+: https://soundcloud.com/theloegz/intercourse-featuring-slim/

 

“4$ Blues”: https://soundcloud.com/theloegz/4-blues/s-jNFfq

 

“Attitude”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXnLbnYZKgc

 

 

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