10th Anniversary Colored Pressing / Call To Confirm Colored Copies Are Still Available
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Ide's Force Fed, Creative Juices has teamed up with Fat Beats for a colored vinyl pressing. The debut album from Ide the Shanty One, Force Fed is a verbal maelstrom whipping through the placid seas of 21st century underground hip-hop with thunderous beats and lightning-strike lyrics. Ide displays his furious command of the mic over 23 dark and storming beats, his imaginative and visceral word-warping and unrelenting flow striking listeners with gut-punch directness.
Following Jak Progresso's Random Violence as the second full-length release from Creative Juices, Force Fed heralded the charge of a new artist onto the NY underground scene: Ide the Shanty One. Already earning respect for expert production and engineering for various underground artists, Ide brought forth this manifesto of disgust and impatience with a twisted culture and reminds listeners why hip-hop is not dead. Throughout his first LP, he avoids lecturing about society directly but instead proclaims this gritty mission statement championing subversive artistry and psychic exploration. The release gathers a total of 10 producers, including Domingo, Deep and Ben Boogz, DJ Connect, and others, as well as Ide himself, yet projects a unified sonic stampede of steel-toed hip-hop.
Joining The Shanty One on the mic are U.G. (Cella Dwellas), Savage Messiah (formerly of Scienz of Life), Critical, Madness, Alucard, Jak Progresso, and L.I.F.E.Long (Stronghold), all contributing cinematic similes in an unrelenting flood. Ide's Force Fed is compelling in its ferocity, and fitting that he initiated his chapter in music in the company of these well-known figures on the underground scene. Force Fed is for hungry listeners, who've had enough of the formula, and don't mind a little pain if their rap would only get its edge back.