RIYL: Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction, Tacocat, Mos Def, Talib Kweli
Label: Sub Pop Records
Watercolor is the Sub Pop debut for Porter Ray, a Seattle born and based MC. Shabazz Palaces noticed the rapper and signed him to his label in 2014. Porter Ray pays tribute to classic hip-hop artists including Mos Def, Talib Kwali and the like, in a fashion that provides intellectual lyrics about is life and the lives of his friends growing up in Seattle.
From Sub Pop
Porter was born and raised in and around Seattleâ€™s Central District/Capitol Hill/Columbia City/Beacon Hill neighborhoods. He wrote short stories and poetry before he began writing rhymes in middle school and early high school, and started recording music towards the end of high school. Watercolor follows a string of acclaimed, self-released mixtapes â€“ Electric Rain, Nightfall, Fundamentals, BLK GLD, WHT GLD, RSE GLD â€“ all of which have been available as free downloads via Bandcamp.
Watercolor was recorded in various studios in Seattle, mostly mixed by Erik Blood (Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction, Tacocat), with a few songs co-mixed by Vitamin D (Macklemore, Abstract Rude, Black Sheep). Watercolor was produced by B Roc, with additional songs produced by DJ El Grande, KMTK, and Tele Fresco.
Shipped on or around March 10, 2017
All pre-orders will also receive any and all pre-release track downloads in advance of the album release as they are made public.
Full album will be available digitally 3 weeks before release.
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