MP3: Slick Talk (LOEGz) & Eric Dingus – “Swarm” Ft. Reggie Coby
HipHopDX Premieres Velvety Track From Navy Serviceman’s Forthcoming deathbeDreams EP
Critical Praise for League Of Extraordinary Gz:
“The eight members of the group were a high-energy bunch, rapping with distinctive Texas twang and pogo dancing nonstop.” – The New York Times
“A goddamn typhoon onstage.” – Houston Press
“Eight immensely capable lyricists, all of whom bring a unique perspective, voice, and level of vigor to the stage” – Austin Chronicle cover story
“…what promises to be a defining group in Texas rap history: The League of Extraordinary Gz.” – DJ Booth
In anticipation of their upcoming EP, deathbeDreams, League of Extraordinary Gz member Slick Talk and producer Eric Dingus, known for a remix of “Worst Behavior” posted to Drake‘s own blog, share another velvety track called “Swarm.“ Fellow LOEGz member Reggie Coby contributes a haunting hook that stresses the importance of staying true to the crew’s roots on the streets of Austin, Texas. Reggie sings, “To practice what you preach / you gotta preach on what you know / The first one on these streets / and I’ll be the last one to go.”
With this lyrically-complex track, Slick and Eric wanted to appeal to dedicated hip-hop fans; Slick says, “I make music for the fans who sit in their rooms and obsessively break down every bar…I know there are a few rap fans like that out there, because I’m one of them…I’m a lyrical rapper at my core, and I think that’s what I do best.”
An active member of the Navy since 2008, Austin-native Slick Talk created this EP after serving a tour in Afghanistan, during the time he was stationed in Nevada and then San Diego, where he currently lives. In his words, the “culture” of death” has been a constant in his life, from the time when he was living in Texas slums to his tour of Afghanistan and even now. Slick Talk’s storytelling of these powerful experiences, coupled with Eric Dingus’ dreamy, cloudy production style makes for a distinct and dynamic collection of songs. His deathbeDreams EP drops on February 18th.
“Swarm” premieres today on HipHopDX.
Listen to “Swarm”: https://soundcloud.com/theloegz/slick-talk-swarm-prod-by-eric/s-XfGtc
Check out the HipHopDX premiere: http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/singles/id.26618/title.slick-talk-the-league-of-extraordinary-g-z-swarm-prod-eric-dingus-
Pre-order deathbeDreams on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/deathebedreams/id805946062
Preview and purchase #LeagueShit on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/leagueshit/id708663564
Check out the #LeagueShit album stream via DJ Booth: http://www.djbooth.net/index/albums/review/loegz-leagueshit
Please contact Michelle or Rory if interested in talking with League Of Extraordinary Gz.
League Of Extraordinary Gz 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 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 8 members and 3 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 SXSW 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, and they released The Plug EP. All of this came from a collective effort by 3 groups in 3 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 Prez, Bavu Blakes, Grupo Fantasma, and Slim Gravy of A.Dd+.
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Slick Talk – “Swarm”: https://soundcloud.com/theloegz/slick-talk-swarm-prod-by-eric/s-XfGtc
Slick Talk – “deathbeDreams”: https://soundcloud.com/theloegz/slick-talk-deathbedreams-prod/s-GdgHS
Slick Talk – “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
“Grind” (Prod. By Statik Selektah): https://soundcloud.com/theloegz/grind-prod-by-statik-selektah/
“Still Bigger” Ft. Dead Prez: https://soundcloud.com/theloegz/still-bigger-feat-dead-prez/
“Maybe She’s Right”: https://soundcloud.com/theloegz/maybe-shes-right
“4$ Blues”: https://soundcloud.com/theloegz/4-blues/s-jNFfq
Bio, photos, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/league-of-extraordinary-gz/