Song: BONES – “Silverado” (Prod. by ghost/\/ghoul)
The Underground King Comes Through With A Confident New Collaboration From OG TeamSesh Member, ghost/\/ghoul
“The Michigan-born rapper was one of the earliest and most influential artists to rise through the SoundCloud ranks in the early 2010s thanks to a truly unique aesthetic, an aura of mystery and a sound that would go on to be mimicked by his genre for years to come.” – HYPEBEAST
‘Already one of the most influential artists in rap and the SoundCloud underground, Bones shows no signs of slowing down.” – HYPEBEAST
“O’Connor’s short tracks, creepy videos, and one-word tweets rack up millions of social media interactions from a cult following that helped him sell out shows in 25 cities on a recent tour. The hip-hop elite is taking notice.” – The FADER
“Elmo Kennedy O’Connor was in pre-school when he became obsessed with the Southern artists of No Limit and Cash Money. Later in life, he would adopt the rap moniker Bones and amass a significant cult following. His gothic lyrical style, allergy to songs longer than two and a half minutes, and lo-fi visual aesthetic have convinced a quarter million people to subscribe to the SoundCloud page of his rap collective, TeamSESH.” – HotNewHipHop
BONES put his stamp on the underground rap scene with his versatility and relentless work ethic. Coming through with his second release of the year, BONES shares “Silverado,” a confident new single. The track is characterized by heavy bass beats, laced with a distinctive high-pitched synth sound, as the TeamSESH founder reflects on his untouchable status, rapping “You don’t wanna do that, I’m ruthless / Cut off the top now, we roofless / Chains on my neck make her turn like Judas.”
The new track is produced by ghost/\/ghoul, one of the first members to join TeamSESH back in 2011. Unlike most producers on the label, ghost/\/ghoul isn’t a frequent collaborator with BONES–most of the music from ghost/\/ghoul’s extensive discography is purely instrumental, captivating enough to thrill without vocals or rapped verses. In over 10 years in the TeamSESH collective, the two have only collaborated twice, on “WhiteZombie”(2012) and “LastOneThereIsARottenEgg” (2019), but fans won’t have to wait long for the next one. The two TeamSESH titans plan to release a collaborative project in the coming weeks.
2021 was a remarkably busy year for the prolific BONES, marked by five full-length albums including Scraps, his November collaboration album with TeamSESH producer Lyson, October’s ForbiddenImage (produced by cat soup), and July’s InLovingMemory, a dark and personal album that featured the single “WhiteBoyRick,” which has received over 2.4 million views on YouTube. In March, BONES released PushingUpDaisies, a full-length collaborative album produced by TeamSESH producer Deergod. Featuring the single “PopRocks,” which earned praise from Stereogum, the album thrives on the impeccable chemistry between producer and rapper. Earlier in 2021, BONES shared his BURDEN album and released albums recorded under the moniker surrenderdorothy onto DSPs for the first time ever.
If there’s one thing fans know about BONES, it’s that he’s always working on his next project. Stay tuned for much more from the TeamSESH founder in 2022.
Buy/Stream “Silverado” (w/ ghost/\/ghoul): https://sesh.team/bones/silverado/
BONES has proven to be one of the most enduring, influential, and creative hip-hop artists to emerge in the early 2010s. The TeamSESH founder has recorded dozens of albums, racking up hundreds of millions of streams and feeding a fanbase that eagerly awaits his every move. Despite remaining fiercely independent and true to his underground roots, his music has permeated the mainstream–in 2015, A$AP Rocky sampled BONES’ song “Dirt” for “Canal St.” (124 million streams), and in recent years, BONES has performed in prime slots at festivals such as Rolling Loud as a member of Seshollowaterboyz (along with Xavier Wülf, Chris Travis, and Eddy Baker).
“Silverado” (w/ ghost/\/ghoul): https://sesh.team/bones/silverado/
“TheOne” (w/ grayera): https://music.empi.re/theone
Ricky A Go Go – “DeathTrain” ft. BONES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyLuK1_QyGo
Scraps (w/ Lyson): https://music.empi.re/scraps
ForbiddenImage (w/ cat soup): https://sesh.team/bones/forbiddenimage/
PushingUpDaisies (w/ Deergod): https://music.empi.re/pushingupdaisies