Unknown Mortal Orchestra “So Good At Being In Trouble (Black Noi$e Remix feat. Killer Mike & Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire)
In advance of embarking on another long tour that includes dates across New Zealand, Australia and a stop at Lollapalooza before hitting the European festival circuit, Unknown Mortal Orchestra are back today sharing a remix of II highlight “So Good At Being In Trouble.” Where the original track felt like timeless soul with singer Ruban Nielson waxing about the age old perils of relationships, producer Black Noi$e re-imagined its pieces into a slice of futuristic soul with Killer Mike and Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire speaking to decidedly more modern ways of getting into trouble. Check out the track, along with all of the band’s upcoming tour dates (which includes a return to NYC in October with Jackson Scott.
After a brief period of relative silence, Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire is back. Armed with a new single, video and forthcoming mixtape, Kismet, eXqo is back with a tenacity unparalleled since his breakout mixtape Lost In Translation. eXquire recently sat down with Interview Magazine to discuss the new mixtape, going sober and how things have changed for him since the release of Lost In Translation. Check out the interview here, head below for details of eXquire’s performance at Downtown Music Festival in NYC this weekend, and see above for his new single “Noble Drew Ali” and video “Nightfall At The Thames” (which serves as a double video for “Noble Drew Ali” and additional Kismet track “The Cauldron”).
Check the latest Closed Sessions cut Mr. MFN eXquire’s “Lost in Transition” featuring production by Mike Jaxx. The track was recorded on eXquire’s first trip to Chicago in January, catching him in the transition from relative obscurity to acclaimed artist. Closed Sessions Vol. 2 drops August 30th.
Closed Sessions: “Lost In Transition” feat Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire (prod by Mike Jaxx) by Rubyhornet
The proud people of Peel Off Entertainment present Merry eX-Mas Suck My Dick. The follow up to Mishka’s Lost In Translation. eXquire has branched out on this mixtape, collaborating with Troy Ave., Danny Brown (Killah Tofu), and Maffew Ragazino, in addition to his Peel Off Compatriots.
Lost In Translation saw eXquire celebrating the downward spiral caused by the desire to be a pure creator and Merry eX-Mas sees the creator hitting his stride at the top of his game with merriment with “40′s & some good weed!”.
Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire, is a one-of-a-kind breed of MC, representing the dichotomy of a genius’ brilliance with a wino’s ignorance. Like a Dystopian tragedy eXquire was created from the nexus of passion and war, insanity and thoughtfulness, pride and insecurity, swag and violence. His latest release further defines the philosophy of Peel Off Passion, living like ghetto rockstars in a world of chaos, success and true freedom.
Since the fall of NY’s iron fist rule over rap, it seems like every couple of months someone declares, “NY is back.” It’s usually someone trying to push a new rap cat to the Hot 97 crew. Those dudes are aight, but, they always seem to miss one thing — actually reppin’ what it’s like to live in NYC. Cats will rep the drug trade of the city or the club scene but miss out on what the rest of us who aren’t living New Jack City coke dreams are fucking with. Yeah, you gotta have a song about someone getting stomped out with a pair of Timbs but you also need a song that reps Kennedy Fried Chicken.
Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire comes with a slow drunken master delivery on Lost In Translation, he drops song after song that combines the grittiness of NY with a soundtrack that weaves in and out of noisy, experimental bangers. These are songs that remind you of the heyday of experiential NY rap while occasionally throwing in random references to Marvel comics and American Ninja to put the whole shit in perspective. Basically, these joints sound like the time you saw a Mexican dude and a Chinese dude arguing in Spanish while a garbage truck backed up and someone drove by blasting the bass line of “Grindin.” You know Thursday night on Flatbush Ave.
With production from cats like El-P and Necro the album knocks pretty hard while eXquire lays out tales of waging a war of attrition with his liver, fucking horrible women, pissing in between subway cars, staying up way too late and eating at off brand chicken places. If that doesn’t encapsulate the life of mad heads in NYC then we’ve finally lost the war against Guilliani’s Disneyfication of the city.
Those of you who grab the full download will be treated to a special bonus remix featuring Despot, Das Racist, Danny Brown & El-P that will have you shouting “Huzzah!”
Cop this shit, an Arizona Iced Tea and a snack pack while you sit on your stoop and watch the world go by.
<a href=”http://mishkanyc.bandcamp.com/album/mr-muthafuckin-exquire-lost-in-translation” _mce_href=”http://mishkanyc.bandcamp.com/album/mr-muthafuckin-exquire-lost-in-translation”>Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – Lost In Translation by Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire</a>