Lee "Scratch" Perry teams up with Clams Casino
A new documentary feature on dub-pioneer Lee "Scratch" Perry entitled The Upsetter recently premiered on demand and to promote the release, the Super Ape himself dropped "Jesus Is A Soul Man" as part of a BitTorrent Bundle. Perry isn't alone on the new production however, as he's enlisted the aid of cloudy-bass producer Clams Casino. Though Casino and the 78 year old Perry are decades apart in age, the chattering dub track demonstrates how remarkably like minded they are.
You can download the BitTorrent Bundle here and view a trailer for the documentary below.
The Roots new album ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin is now streaming
The Roots' 11th studio album ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin doesn't drop through Def Jam until next Monday, but fans of the Philly crew can stream the LP now through Pitchfork Advance. Produced by drummer ?uestlove, lead-rapper Black Thought, and Richard Nichols, the concept-album has been touted by Thought as a "satire, but in that satire it’s an analysis of some of the stereotypes perpetuated in not only the Hip Hop community, but in the community." The 33-minute satire will feature appearances from frequent Roots collaborators Greg Porn and Dice Raw and include a track from soul-legend Nina Simone.
Next Tuesday to promote the new release, the Roots will go from house band to music guest when they perform on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". Peep the lyric video for sobering album cut "When the People Cheer" below and head over to iTunes if you want to preorder the album.
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