Grayskul – Deadlivers (CD) (2005) (FLAC + 320 kbps)

Don’t take Grayskul’s sometimes dark, mystical aesthetic the wrong way – MCs Onry Ozzborn and JFK aren’t trying to be Goth or ghoulish. “We never go into anything like ‘oohh, let’s be eeevil on this one. We’re gonna get ’em!’ It just comes how it comes,” explains Onry.

Born out of the Pacific Northwest’s Oldominion hip-hop collective, Grayskul emerged as a group in 2004 touring with Rhymesayers artists Eyedea and Abilities. And they made quite an impression as the opening act. In addition to holding an unrelenting energy, Grayskul brought to the stage their animated bassist Rob Castro, a television with no signal, and alien dummies propped atop their shoulders.

With their 2005 Rhymesayers debut, Deadlivers, this Seattle group kept the uncommon visuals coming in the form of imaginative storytelling. Going by the alter egos Fiddleback Recluse (JFK), Reason (Onry Ozzborn), and Phantom Ghost El Topo (Rob Castro), Grayskul conquered corrupt MCs and societal ills utilizing razor-sharp raps and electrifying boom-bap beats (from Onry, Fakts One, Oldomion’s Mr. Hill and others).


01 – Intro
02 – Behold
03 – Bombs & Chemicals
04 – Adversarial Theatre Of Justice (Feat. Canibus)
05 – Action Figure Of Speech
06 – The Spectacular Rescue
07 – Voltronic Instructional Espionage (Feat. Aesop Rock)
08 – Once Upon A Time
09 – Do They Exist
10 – Cursive (Feat. Mr. Lif)
11 – Hatred Displayed
12 – Vixen
13 – Afterhours (Feat. Abstract Rude)
14 – The Skul
15 – Prom Quiz
16 – Deadlivers
17 – Secret Wars (Feat. Oldominion)


FLAC – Datafile

320 kbps – Datafile

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