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Death Drive

by Sole & Dj Pain 1

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Nicholas Thomson
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Nicholas Thomson The most unlikely of collaborations (Since Lil B featured on his 2011 release Hello Cruel World) results in one of my favourite Sole releases. I can see fan's of his early output hating this but Death Drive in my opinion is classic Sole: Sonically innovative and lyrically thought provoking. Favorite track: War.
Rhokeheart
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Rhokeheart Solid hip hop with some of the most honest and in your face lyrics around! Favorite track: The Teachings Of Cube.
Mikal kHill
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Mikal kHill Sole is one of my favorite rappers and biggest influences. I love the fusion of his abstract rapping style and DJ Pain 1's more conventional production style. One of my favorite records of the last few years. Favorite track: Don't Riot.
GalacticSON
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GalacticSON mind changer. this is the Sole record ive been waiting for. everything on point. style honed. music open and on lease. best Sole album for me. love it. Favorite track: Don't Riot.
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    Vinyl Tracklisting:
    Death Drive
    The Gauntlet
    Don't Riot
    Coal
    War
    Baghdad Shake
    Hey Liberals
    YDELO
    Old Gods Ain't Dead
    Unscorch The Earth
    The Teachings of Cube

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"Sole & DJ Pain 1 re-invented political rap" - SF Weekly
" an engaging project that weaves through self-reflection, philosophy and existentialism with an anarchist perspective " - Truthout
"Indie Rap Legend" - Spin

'Death Drive' is a collision of two very distinct worlds; the scorched earth of indie rap legend, Sole, and the concrete jungles of certified platinum producer, DJ Pain1. 'Death Drive' combines modern pop/rap aesthetics with the political edge reminiscent of hip-hop classics such as “Fear Of A Black Planet". Sole & DJ Pain1 utilize the golden era hip-hop approach of a rapper and DJ without employing gimmicks or rap cliches typical with more formulaic two-turntables-and-a-mic unions. Cross-pollination between mainstream music and the underground has been happening for years, but anything that bubbles up is always devoid of substance. Death Drive is a political rap album executed in a way that eschews the rapper persona of savior/prophet and speaks from the riot line. In a period of human history where critical music is absent from the airwaves, this is true resistance music.

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released June 9, 2014

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