BABYGRANDE’S 2008 INAUGURAL RELEASES: BLUE SKY BLACK DEATH, RANDAM LUCK and RANSOM IN STORES
Indie powerhouse Babygrande Records, home to such acclaimed acts as Hi-Tek, GZA, Hell Rell, JR Writer, Jedi Mind Tricks, Immortal Technique, & many more, announces today’s release of its first three records in 2008: Blue Sky Black Death’s “ Late Night Cinema,” Randam Luck’s “Conspiracy of Silence” and Ransom’s “Street Cinema,” These offerings are as diverse as the Babygrande roster itself and foreshadow the breadth of releases to come in 2008.
Blue Sky Black Death – “Late Night Cinema”
After numerous collaborations with the underground’s finest (including two full-length records with Wu-Tang affiliated emcees Holocaust & Hell Razah), URB next 100 producer duo Blue Sky Black Death foray into a unique and eclectic soundscape with “Late Night Cinema” (their first fully instrumental release), broadening horizons with an album that will also undoubtedly further diversify their fan base.
With influences ranging from electro to boom-bap and folk to funk, this sonic venture, co-authored by forward thinking producers Kingston and Young God, is a testament to the progressive stylings of the buzzing producer duo.
Randam Luck – “Conspiracy of Silence”
Over eight years of local support have made Randam Luck a force in the San Diego indie hip-hop scene. A raucous live act, Randam Luck have appeared with the likes of Evidence (Dilated Peoples), Jayo Felony, Don Carlos, De La Soul, KRS-1 and many more. Their debut albumfeatures a who’s who of independent hip-hop: Vinnie Paz (of Jedi Mind Tricks), ILL Bill (of Non-Phixion & La Coka Nostra), Sabac Red (of Non-Phixion), Kool G Rap, Outerspace & more. “Conspiracy of Silence” is as much a tribute to hardcore independent hip-hop as it is a fresh take on the sub-culture that spawned franchise powerhouses Jedi Mind Tricks, Non-Phixion and many more.
Ransom – “Street Cinema”
Hailing from Jersey City, Ransom was an integral member of the “A-Team” crew that also included Joe Budden and recently slain member Stack Bundles. Ransom recently experienced heightened attention owing to his highly publicized falling out with Budden. Having recorded and/or collaborated with such A-list acts as Lil’ Wayne, Rick Ross, Juelz Santana, Jadakiss, Styles P., Sheek Louch, Fabolous, Flo-Rida and more, Ransom’s street and blog-based buzz has reached a fevered pitch in anticipation of the release of his debut offering, “Street Cinema.”
Featuring Jadakiss, Stack Bundles & more, Ransom’s “Street Cinema” is an homage to the streets that raised him, and the life he left behind in pursuit of lyrical legend.