Trailblazing rap artist TAIRRIE B is back with the new HECATE REMIX of first single “Beware The Crone”, taken from her new solo hip hop album VINTAGE CURSES, released worldwide August 14, 2015.
Named in honor of HECATE – the powerful goddess of magic, crossroads, fire, light, the moon and the underworld, the new remix was created by producer, beat maker and MC, Kid Vibe from St Louis’ original underground Hip Hop group, PaleFace Junkies.
“I have been a huge fan of TAIRRIE B since her debut album “The Power Of A Woman” dropped on Eazy E’s Comptown Records label back in 1990 which is also when I first got into the hip hop scene. We connected on Twitter and after hearing her new album I asked if she would be down for me to remix one of her songs. We chose her first single “Beware The Crone” which I think was the perfect track as a reintroduction for her. The dark and witchy theme is very much representative of who she has been as an artist in underground rock for the past 20 years while staying true to her roots. VINTAGE CURSES is by far one of the best hip hop albums to drop this year. Much like TAIRRIE, I too am a fan of the Golden Era and her latest recordings give a nod to this while remaining fresh and relevant in 2015. I really dig what she has done with the original and wanted to give her a bit of evil East Coast flavour to compliment her West Coast style without changing the overall mood or feel of the song.” – Kid Vibe
“I remember hearing this really cool track called “Livin’ In The City” which Kid Vibeproduced and also rapped on along with Danny Diablo a.k.a. Lord Ezec and Joey Knuckles of the Suicide Kings. It also featured DJ Lethal who was an old friend of mine. The hook was a homage to the classic punk rock song by FEAR recorded in 1982 and I thought it was really clever and cool. Kid Vibe has worked with Madchild,Liquor Store Bandits, Swiss Precise, 3KNGZ and Samplecentric to name a few. He has been a vocal supporter of my return to hip hop and I really enjoyed having him remix this first track for me. He’s currently working on a new remix to drop in November.” – Tairrie B
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In a recent interview with LA Weekly, TAIRRIE commented “On one hand, calling myself the ‘Crone’ is meant with a wink and a bit of tongue-in-cheek. On the other, I’m making a statement,” she says, adding that she faces new challenges this time around. “Ageism has become as real as sexism and racism but – just as gender and race – has nothing to do with ability. I have never felt my art came with an expiration date.”
VINTAGE CURSES was co-produced by TAIRRIE B and husband Mick Murphy, the master of heaviosity behind My Ruin, Teenage Time Killers, The Birds of Satan and Neanderthal who also played live drums, bass and guitar on the album.
Says TAIRRIE: “Recording a hip hop album was a new experience for Mick but he enjoyed it as much as I did. I also reached out to two very good friends who we had worked with on previous My Ruin albums to help me conjure the music for 3 songs.Joel Stooksbury, who co-produced “The Sacred Mood” (2013) and “A Southern Revelation” (2011), created “Spirit Queen” with me, and Josh Lynch, who co-produced “Ghosts and Good Stories” (2010), co-produced “Carpe Noctem” and my new single “Beware The Crone.” Production-wise, I refer to all of us together as The Covenant.”
“Vintage Curses” album track listing:
01. Beware The Crone
02. Wicked Witch of the West Coast
04. Ad Nauseam
05. Spirit Queen
06. Down As Dirt
07. Sky Above, City Below
08. Old School Gospel
09. Carpe Noctem
10. Devil May Care
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