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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Gift of Gab Announces New Solo Record

Posted By on Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 10:55 AM

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Today, Blackalicious emcee Gift of Gab announced the October 27 release of his second solo album. Imaginatively-titled Escape 2 Mars, the new record features guest appearances by Del the Funky Homosapien, Brother Ali, Honeycut vocalist Bart Davenport, Joyo Velarde and fellow Mighty Underdog Lateef the Truthspeaker. Production on the album, which ventures away from backpack hip-hop and into electronic/experimental territory, comes courtesy of DNAEBEATS and Headnodic.

In a statement, the rapper says the album's title reflects his burgeoning green consciousness: ""People are gonna think this is about Martians, but it's not," Gab explains. "It's more so about taking care of the planet we're on. We might have to escape to Mars or somewhere else if we keep taking the planet we live on for granted."

Listen to an MP3 of "El Gifto Magnifico" here.

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