Seattle-based Carl Roe pays homage to his former stomping grounds while delivering dizzying raps on his new single, “S. State St.”. In addition to featuring funky & slapping production supplied by Nottz, and cuts from DJ Revolution, the track serves as the first preview of Roe’s forthcoming LP, 'Eleven Chuck'.
If you’ve followed Roe’s career just the past few years, you know he’s been on an absolute tear. Either on his own, or with collaborators—like with Ripynt on 2015’s great, 'Martians'—the rapper/producer’s output is nothing short of impressive. And that trend only looks to continue with 'Eleven Chuck'.
The album arrives this November 11th, Veteran’s Day. This is a significant day for Roe, a veteran of US Army, with a total of over eight years of service under his belt. He also has the skills to tussle with any wack rappers who come his way, and they’re all under fire on “S. State St.”. More than just bravado, the track serves as a memory of where Roe came from, and what it’s like to go back there—something he teases during the intro with a Talking Heads-like riff.
“S. State St.” can now be streamed, and is available as the first instant grat track off the iTunes pre-order for 'Eleven Chuck'. In addition to DJ Revolution, the 17-track LP includes features from his longtime partner in rhyme, Ripynt, as well as Fatal Lucciauno, Mic Handz, Landon Wordswell, & more, and boasts production from Brainstorm, GrandRiggity, Carolinah Blu, and of course Nottz, among others.
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