From the mountains of North Carolina, Free The Optimus emcee’s C.Shreve The Professor & Mike L!VE release the single “Bounce” along with bonus track “Senseless” ahead of 'FTOLive’s' December release.
Shreve had this to say when asked about the following tracks:
“These two tracks showcase the two opposite ends of the spectrum we wanted to represent in the sound of FTOLive. We’re very much hip hop traditionalists so the boom bap pocket of Senseless makes a lot of sense to us. But a huge part of hip hop is being fresh and breaking your own boundaries, so a track like Bounce can coexist side by side from the same 2 artists. FTOLive will straddle both perspectives and countless others in between.”
"And everybody raps but not everybody snaps / Cats makin tracks but they eight laps back / Lack drive and discipline, but y’all ain’t listenin / Probly be gone by the time they get the picture man…" -C.Shreve The Professor
"The wordless teaching and unattached action / plus the four deeds I put into practice / No deviation from divine paths / and that’s how you stay aligned with the master…." -Mike L!VE
"Bounce" features production by frequent FTO collaborator Dylan Guye (North Carolina) and "Senseless" was produced by Good.F.NeLLa (Netherlands).
Fans can expect more new music in the weeks to come as they roll out more 'FTOLive' tracks and release the full project in December. Mike L!VE is hard at work on his solo debut album, 'Livelihood', which will drop sometime in 2017. C.Shreve has several other projects in the works, but isn’t revealing any details at this point.