Mar 25, 2014

Listen: CunninLynguists - "Strange Journey: Volume Three"

Strange Journey Volume Three is a unique project from the CunninLynguists , as it is the phenomenal results of a year long experiment with the fans of the group. The legendary Kentucky hip hop crew was not happy simply "crowd-funding" a release via Kickstarter like so many other artists, so Deacon The Villain, Natti and Kno asked their fans for no money -- instead they spent a year interacting with fans via social media and allowing them to vote on guest artists, suggest song concepts, letting them peek in on studio sessions and make decisions on album artwork. The results are the quality "Strange Journey Volume Three", featuring the efforts of Murs, Del The Funky Homosapien, Aesop Rock, Grieves, Celph Titled, Zumbi of Zion I, Tonedeff and many more. The mostly mellow project contains humor, stories of lost love, and living life and I find myself rocking the album on repeat. Perhaps this should be the template for future albums from other groups, but the CL squad benefited greatly from trying something new.


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