Album: BONES – 2MillionBlunt$
On the Sequel to the TeamSESH Chieftain’s Cult Favorite 2012 1MillionBlunts, the Underground Hero Recruits Rhymers From All Over the Map to Assist Him, Including Rio Da Yung OG, Lil Gotit & More
“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
Never one to let his fans go hungry, BONES‘s tireless grind helped him build a massive underground following. Today, on the macabre artist’s favorite holiday, BONES shares 2MillionBlunts, his fourth album of 2022. The sequel to his fan favorite 2012 album 1MillionBlunts, the new album finds the TeamSESH ringleader in hard-nosed rap mode, as he empties his bag of flows over atmospheric production. For the first time in years, BONES allows kindred spirits into his hermetic world, welcoming guest rappers on certain album highlights that suit their signature styles. 2MillionBlunts welcomes appearances from BONES’ fellow Michigan native Rio Da Yung OG, who rhymes over signature Michigan-style percussion on “MaliceAtThePalace,” Atlanta’s Lil Gotit, whose guest spot on “DeathRow” accentuates the song’s trap atmosphere, L.A. native MoneySign Suede adds some West Coast flavor to “HTML.” Featuring additional appearances from Detroit’s Smokecampchino and Houston’s Slim Guerilla, 2MillionBlunts is available everywhere via TeamSESH/EMPIRE.
The Halloween release of 2MillionBlunt$ continues a busy year for the underground hero. Just last month, BONES shared DreamCard, a long-awaited full-length collaboration with ghost/\/ghoul, one of the first members to join TeamSESH back in 2011. In July, BONES released AmericanSweetheart, which subsumes a variety of styles into BONES’s dark aesthetic, and packs in references to films like Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Rocky IV, and more. BONES connected with Drew The Architect for the heart-wrenching “PackRippedOpen.” In April, the underground hero shared Withered, a full-length project. Created in collaboration with TeamSESH producer grayera, Withered finds BONES alternating between laid-back yet emotional anthems and commanding, verbally blunt bangers, including the emotionally charged lead single “TheOne.” Over the summer, BONES got an unexpected shout out from Justin Bieber, who shared a video featuring his 2019 song “AirplaneMode,” which now has over 285k video creations on TikTok.
Stay tuned for much more from the mysterious mastermind in the near future.
Stream 2MillionBlunts: http://sesh.link/2millionblunts
2. MaliceAtThePalace ft. Rio Da Yung OG
6. Passion ft. Slim Guerilla
9. DeathRow ft. Lil Gotit
13. Downtown (Interlude)
14. HTML ft. MoneySign Suede
18. CoboHall ft. Smokecampchino
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).
DreamCard (w/ ghost/\/ghoul): http://SESH.LINK/DREAMCARD
“PackRippedOpen” (w/ Drew The Architect): https://music.empi.re/packrippedopen
Withered (w/ grayera): https://music.empi.re/withered
“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