Revolutionary Music founders Bryan Ford and Jeremiah Seraphine reached out to OhNo!Doomers Joe Call and Max Bare to make an album cover for Bryan Ford's newest release. The album "For the Future of Hip-Hop" features Wu-Tang Clan alum Killah Priest along with Chicago's own Pugs Atomz and Awdazcate.
Themes of dopeness, science and other radness drove Joe and Max. Bryan Ford pointed them toward some funky motherships straight out of some retro Parliament records. From there they dropped into a wormhole of Neil deGrasse Tyson and 70s Sci Fi to create a world of dark matter and space dust with Bryan's new tracks as the soundtrack. In OhNo!Doom, past collaborations tend to result in a mad mash of characters. This was no different here.
Joe Call designed the "For the Future of Hip Hop" lockup which is pretty 90s era MTV. You can almost feel it hovering around. It became the spotlight for the cover image of the single release. Available on iTunes here.
For the full album cover, the whole spaceship roster is revealed.
You can pick up the full album on iTunes here.
Joe and Max split the character duties in half, each picking two spaceship dudes to design.
Max Bare's first galactic contribution, this mystic fellow sippin' a big gulp.
Max's other spaceship guy was this hexarad dude in a lowrider sputnik playing his moog voyager... among other things.
Joe Call's first character of two featuring some fly kicks.
Joe Call's second space dude, this unidentified flying MC rockin the mike.
As of now, you can see the whole crew performing here in Chicago for the official album release party. Show opens Saturday, June 25 at Subterranean (upstairs).
More info here on the FB event.
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Wu-tang Clan affiliate Killah Priest returns to Chicago to perform live with virtuoso producer Bryan Ford and his full band, including Chicago hip hop luminaries Pugs Atomz and Awdazcate, for the album release party celebrating the highly acclaimed release FOR THE FUTURE OF HIP HOP out now on Revolutonary Music.
We're also excited to have DJ Toltech, Chicago's reigning DMC champion opening and closing the night. Toltech recently made it to the final 4 in the DMC battle for U.S. Supremacy in Los Angeles. Toltech is 2016 and 2015 DMC US Finalist, 2014 DMC Team USA (CTA), and the 2015 Battle Ave Cut2Cut Champ (Chicago)
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