Video: A.Dd+ – “Where You Been?” (Prod. By DJ Burn One)
Dallas Hip Hop Duo A.Dd+ Release New Video For First Single From Upcoming Project DiveHiFlyLo
Critical Praise for A.Dd+:
“ADd+ admit that they’re not stars, but they probably should be. This is the sound of two dudes rapping for people to take notice. And you should.” – – Jeff Weiss
“There’s something really special about what’s happening in the Dallas underground hip-hop scene at the moment — and A.Dd+… are a major part of that.” – Dallas Observer
Today, The FADER premieres the video for “Where You Been?,” the first official single from A.Dd+‘s forthcoming album, DiveHiFlyLo. The album will be out later this year, and will serve as a culmination to all of the recent successes and accolades that the Dallas duo of Slim Gravy and Paris Pershun have been stacking up in the two years since the release of their breakout album When Pigs Fly, a project that earned praise from Pitchfork, found A.Dd+ on the cover of local alternative weekly the Dallas Observer, and ultimately put them on Red Bull-sponsored tours.
Given those successes, and all that the duo plans to accomplish in the coming months, it’s fitting then that their comeback single, produced by DJ Burn One, first takes a jab back at those that may have forgotten about the duo in the time since When Pigs Fly. “They be like, where you been?/ I said I been around/ If you ain’t fuck with me then/ Then don’t fuck with me now” raps the duo on the track’s screwed hook, perched against a car in the Jeff Adair-directed video.
Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LymUqqr34vs
Check out The FADER premiere here: http://www.thefader.com/2013/07/11/video-a-dd-where-you-been/[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LymUqqr34vs[/youtube]
The Cowboys, the Grassy Knoll, J.R. Ewing, the Stanky Leg… Dallas, Texas, is known for lots of things. Progressive, forward-thinking hip-hop has, until now, not been one of them. Quirky yet streetwise, fun-loving yet dead serious, A.Dd+, the duo of Paris Pershun and Slim Gravy, may just be leading the city towards a rap renaissance. With a recipe that falls somewhere between UGK’s downhome Southern cooking and the abstract vibes of the Native Tongues movement, Paris (a.k.a. Arrias Walls) and Slim (Dionte Rembert) been labeled the “OutKast of Dallas.” As Paris states on “The Rapper & The Poet,” the lead track from A.Dd+‘s debut LP, When Pigs Fly, the group strives to offer listeners “a double dose of reality mixed with tragedy mixed with immortality.” They are preparing to release #DiveHiFlyLo later this year.
“Where You Been?”: https://soundcloud.com/divehiflylo/where-you-been
“+ (Plus Sign is Silent)”: http://www.redbullusa.com/cs/Satellite/en_US/Video/add-plus-cant-you-see-021243306588399
“When Paris Smokes”: http://soundcloud.com/divehiflylo/when-paris-smokes-ft-tunk-and
“Can’t You See”: http://soundcloud.com/divehiflylo/cant-you-see
“Insomniac Dreaming” (Prod. By Black Milk): http://soundcloud.com/divehiflylo/insomniac-dreaming
“Can’t Come Down”: http://soundcloud.com/divehiflylo/a-dd-cant-come-down
When Pigs Fly: http://soundcloud.com/divehiflylo/sets/when-pigs-fly/
Bio, Pictures, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/add-plus/