The 87 Stick Up Kids Set Album Release
Comprised of Deacon Trillionaire, Nashville, Squish and resident producer DJ Rockwell, the record features a host of collaborators including production prowess from the likes of Ro Blvd, Tate La Rock, Troublemaker and Rah Groove with guest appearances from foulmouthed femme fatale Amanda Blank, true school wordsmith Diz Gibran, smart house rap impresario Micah James and suave MC Jams F Kennedy of Widows/Brother Reade fame.
The result of nearly three years of crafting their sound, Car Keys & Rabbit's Feet, deftly showcases the foursome's impressive range of styles while paying homage to their far-reaching influences from hip-hop's yesteryear and today.
The album immediately asserts itself with the aggressive opener "Lights, Camera" which introduces the group's in-your-face round-robin delivery. From there, the LP spans the gamut from '80s-inspired 808 beats and rap bravado in "Breaker Breaker" to the funked up rock and horn blasts of "Jack Donaghy," an ode to Alec Baldwin's inimitable "30 Rock" persona, to the seedy, electro-fueled "Chicken Strips" and the hard-hitting percussion-heavy "Hair of the Dog." The infectious album standout, "All The Girls," features the guys delivering witty raps about their love of the ladies over a jaunty piano loop from The Blood Arm's dance rock track, "Suspicious Character."
Born out of rap's golden era, The 87 Stick Up Kids have emerged as a bastion of true school rap revivalism. Their approach is unquestionably removed from the Hollywood Hills: the LA they inhabit is one filled with late nights, smoky bars, cheap drinks, lascivious women and street side gourmets. Over the last several years, the quartet has fine-tuned their party-rap and built a die-hard hometown following from their drunken takeovers of such east side hot spots as Spaceland and The Echo to their monthly "GTTTN!" residency at Crazy Girls, where their hyperkinetic live show perfectly soundtracks the scantily-clad stripteases. Whether rocking a crowd of college students or crushing it for true hip-hop heads, The 87 Stick Up Kids have proven their widespread appeal, sharing the stage with a multitude of en vogue rap and rock outfits including Spank Rock, Flying Lotus, Diplo, Kool Keith, Ninjasonik, Cool Kids, NASA, UNI, PacDiv, J*Davey, Shiny Toy Guns, Kid Sister, Far East Movement, Dizzee Rascal, Mickey Factz, Freddie Gibbs and many more across the spectrum.
The pack of party animal MCs will kick off 2011 flaunting the new material at their monthly hometown residency at Crazy Girls on Wednesday, January 12 with Taz Arnold (TI$A, Sa-Ra Creative Partners). They will follow that by performing alongside Yelawolf and Das Racist at Check Yo Ponytail 2.0 on Tuesday, February 1 at The Echoplex in LA. In March, they will head to musical mecca -- SXSW -- for what's sure to be some sweat-inducing ragers. Get ready to put your hands up, this is a stick up.
CAR KEYS & RABBIT'S FEET TRACK LIST