CunninLynguists STARS SHINE BRIGHTEST (IN THE DARKEST OF NIGHT)
Natti, Deacon The Villain & Kno return with the first leak from Oneirology, their newest studio album since 2007’s Dirty Acres. “Stars Shine Brightest (In The Darkest Of Night)” is a battle-cry for anyone just trying to make it through the struggle, which nowadays includes nearly all of us. Keep on pushing!
Oneirology is set to be released March 22nd 2011 via RBC Records and Bad Taste Records. Guests include Freddie Gibbs, Tonedeff, Big K.R.I.T. and more.
Written by R. Wisler, W. Polk II, G. Bush & R. Warren.
Produced by Kno.
Mixed by Kno at APOS Studios.
Mastered by Change at The Den.
Photography by Sol Exposure.
GIVE FANS WHAT THEY’VE BEEN DREAMING ABOUT:
“ONEIROLOGY” LP WILL BE RELEASED 3/22/11
After almost a decade in the game, independent veterans the CunninLynguists prepare to release their 5th studio album “Oneirology” March 22nd via RBC Records & Bad Taste Records. Including features from artists such as Big K.R.I.T. and Freddie Gibbs, Oneirology is titled after the study of dreams and is aiming to pick up where their last studio album, Dirty Acres, left off — providing hip-hop fans with a dense, complete “Album Of The Year” contender and building on their wildly successful independent career.
Since the groups inception, Deacon The Villain, Kno and Natti have eschewed categories, boxes and labels for 8 years, 4 albums and 4 official mixtapes — all while having what XXL Magazine described as the “Most Hated Name In Rap”. The result? If you want to use labels and genres — Southern boom-bap is what one might conjure up. Too white for BET, too black for MTV2. A preacher’s son from Kentucky, a Caucasian guy from rural Georgia and a convicted felon. But mainly — a self-made career, one of the most consistent catalogs of any current hip-hop act and one of the most loyal and internationally diverse fan bases in all of indie rap music.
Their critically acclaimed debut LP, Will Rap For Food, was released in October 2001. They released their 2nd LP, Southernunderground, independently on April 1, 2003 on Freshchest Records. Their third and most well-reviewed LP, A Piece of was Strange, was released in January of 2006 via LAU Records and featured Cee-Lo Green and Immortal Technique. CunninLynguists’ most recent LP, Dirty Acres, was released in November 2007 via Bad Taste Records and featured Devin The Dude and Phonte Coleman of Little Brother.
Believing that success comes to those who work for it, the group has toured across the globe appearing on stages alongside acts such as Kanye West, Cee-Lo Green, Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan, Bun B, Nappy Roots, Brand Nubian and more. They have headlined tours that spanned weeks and continents and played some of the largest international festivals in the world — all while building a reputation for having one of the best live shows in hip-hop music.
CunninLynguists have consistently given their fans music that resonates with them for nearly ten years. That is the main reason that the group’s following hasn’t diminished in a time where rap acts can often find themselves going from MTV to the unemployment office in a matter of weeks. Oneirology will prove to be another testament to the fact that in 2011 all people want is quality music — and that CunninLynguists know how to deliver.