Includes 3 unreleased remixes and the track Necessary - all the material from the What's Left period.
King Rhythm will never be satisfied with the norm. Music goes too deep for him. He will never stand still. So many styles, so many sounds to choose from. Indulging in years spanning 62 and 78 is a lifetime of work, homework and preparation are necessary. There's too much culture ignored, too much sound abused, and too many minds taken for granted. The mass dumbing down transmitted through FM frequencies does the DX7 a disservice. OS upgrades give him a warm fuzzy feeling - time stands still during reboot. It's now, right now, when enthusiasm sets in. Bouncing off walls and freestyling because the possibilities are endless. Never content with a standard patch or over the counter sample CD, sound must travel at least A/A/D/A, ya dig?- dusty fingers and mildew smell, the whole nine. Yes, the ever prevalent love is digging. Can one ever have enough? No... the key might be behind that very next one.
Son of Nun is being watched. The powers that be have forced him to disclose information that is not profitable to their existence. He must act quickly because he know's his time is limited. They are tracking him as we speak; tapping his line, planting cameras, and positioning spies right around the corner. They don't like what they hear. He spreads his message through rhyme (aka truth to the youth), yet cats can't crack the code. A few understand what he's saying, these individuals pose the real threat. The majority doesn't understand, but they know his words are fire, ready to burn the very foundation that has put them in control today. The scribe is almost complete, "soon, very soon!", he screams. Bob Marley lyrics loop over and over in his head - "Would you let the system make you kill your brotherman? No, Dread, no!"
Prophet-600 (the greed), Six-Track (the last resort), K2500SX (the bulk), K2000RS (the origin), Nord Rack (the lock), S6000 (the narrator), G4 (conductor, speech therapist, door, and all around good guy), Wedge (candy 1), Midiverb II (candy 2), Studio 400 (candy 3), 1310 (dyeing dub god), DL4 (rebirth of dub god). GSP 5 (dirt 1), DS-1 (dirt 2), OD-2r (dirt 3), FX13 (dirt 4), Tube Head (the warmth), SL1200MKII (the savior), and Vinyl (the essence).
The Main Feature:
Drum & Bass and Hip-Hop. People want to keep them separate. Put each in its own folder and file them away. Thus, a line has been drawn. Let's completely erase this line and move forward without any memory of one existing. Now we can progress as the true musical architects had originally intended. So What's Left? First, music can consist of any sound, any feeling, any texture. From symphonic orchestral suites in E flat, wailing fuzz guitars of the 60's, to present day love of the digital malfunction speaking. How about a digital orchestra played through a fuzz pedal malfunctioning Now that's more like it!
Second, lyrics have always been used as a medium to initiate social change as well as a commentary tool used to address all aspect of life. This must continue! Rhyming, by the MC, brought this to the forefront as the most direct and easily understandable way to get a message across. Relevance is the key to maintaining this striking power. Third, We live in a society with two focuses. Everything can be linked to these: injustice - either internal or external and technology - obsolete
or cutting edge. Because of this constant seeking, life is non-stop without pause or fade. We need an anthem. The foundation has been built, the plan has been laid. This is What's left.
The events and characters depicted within are fresh.
Any similarities to actual persons, living or dead, or to actual events is completely intentional.
released 22 April 2003
All tracks written, produced, recorded & engineered by King Rhythm
All vocal arrangements by King Rhythm
Lyrics on "Steve's Job" and "Ciretose" by King Rhythm
Lyrics on "Free/Aggravated Assault" and "Necessary" by Son Of Nun
Lyrics on "What's Left Breaks The Silence" and "The Brakes are Gone" by King Rhythm & Son Of Nun
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