SOURCE: Sitting Dove

Sitting Dove

September 22, 2014 03:06 ET

New Rap Record Rebukes U.S. 'Petrodollar Militarism' in Middle East

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 22, 2014) - With the modest goals of redefining Rap music and "provoking mass socio-spiritual change," Sitting Dove releases his new Blossom (2014) LP on September 30, 2014. This tightly-themed, thirteen-track album traces Rapper Sitting Dove's first four years of making his foreboding brand of Hip Hop music (Preview and Pre-Order Exclusively Available on iTunes).

After three-plus years of education and exploration in the studio, Sitting Dove was still looking for ways to bring his thinking-person approach to Hip Hop "more into the mainstream." His search finally paid off when Sitting Dove tapped legendary Miami mix engineer/producer Lu Diaz (Pitbull, Diddy, DJ Khaled) to help streamline the album's core sound and provide some veteran production perspective and polish. Mastered for iTunes by Gene Grimaldi of Oasis Mastering, Sitting Dove is set to release his "tightest, best-sounding stuff" to date.

Twisted echoes of Sitting Dove's diverse musical influences (2Pac, The Doors, Kanye West, Leonard Cohen, and Pink Floyd) garnish the audio spectrum of Blossom (2014) -- which breaks down into three sections: The Empire, Road to Rebellion, and Reconciliation. The Empire section consists of the album's first five songs (Eye, Him, Sleaze, [the melodically-swarming, pan-sacrilegious] Visions, and Blossom). Over punchy, exotic, and other-worldly instrumentations, Sitting Dove's raspy, legato flows paint a picture of an eerie world of affectation where his tongue-in-cheek alter-ego, "Mr. Sleaze," mocks the listener's insignificance before an ever-encroaching Empire.

The Road to Rebellion songs (Outside, Great Divide, Beast Within, [a nuanced Cover of 2Pac's] Shorty Wanna Be a Thug, and [the Federal Reserve Bank/Petrodollar 'Rebuke'] Manifesto) find Sitting Dove gathering the will to resist the Empire as he wrestles with "demons teaming" from the ongoing imperial legacy of systemic racism. While this section musically takes on a more stripped-down, earthy flavor, the lyrics here could be among the most "specifically (and contextually) radical" in modern Hip Hop history.

The final three songs (Smoke, West Coast Vibe, and Here Anyway) are a Reconciliation of the album's two conflicting worlds with the Rapper's personal fight for dignity. From punchy, battle-drum lament to a breezy subversion of the proverbial California Dream, Sitting Dove is "Here Anyway" -- finding swagger and sway in his unapologetically 'anti-swag' approach to making Rap music.

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