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Friday, April 20, 2012

Downloads | Ludwig Can You Hear Me? - Cidada x Eibol

Dudes, I listened to the whole entire album in full without skipping.  I even ran on the treadmill with it and this morning listened to it again. There are many reasons why I respect the album because Cidada x Eibol keep it humble with the lyrics and production. Nothing to flarey, nothing to hypebeast, just good ass music. Below you can read a little bit about the duo. I'll also attach the link for the free download. 

 Mad shouts to Eibol who gives Chainsaws and Jelly much love as well. That's what's goodie in the world. Cool ass muthafuckas! 

 "The story of Cidida x Eibol begins in the summer of 2006 while interning at Chung King, the pair squatted in an unused loft on the studio’s 11th floor. Every night after sessions they would write, record, and mix songs, which would begin the process that would later drive “Ludwig, Can You Hear Me?” Eibol had just wrapped up a nationwide tour for his self-written, self-produced release “Karma Kingdom” and was eager to get back into the studio, where he became an in-house engineer and further expanded his production techniques. 

 After gaining notoriety on BET’s Freestyle Friday, where he went undefeated for seven weeks, and appearing on both Terry Urban and Mick Boogie’s “The Great American Mixtape” and Talib Kweli’s “The Blacksmith Community Mixtape,” Cidida partnered with producer, Eibol, to create a refreshingly diverse record that transcends prior conceptions of traditional hip-hop. 

 The fateful union of these two powerhouses planted the seed of what has now become “Ludwig, Can You Hear Me?” a musically mature record that captures Cidida’s forceful lyrical prowess and pairs it with Eibol’s vocal styling’s and sophisticated musical arrangements. With it’s beautiful and sometimes haunting undertones, all 12 tracks take the listener beyond the sonic drapery of most hip-hop records and encompasses a sonically adventurous spectrum of music feels and remains fluid with the interplay of beats, keyboards, strings, and percussion. 

 Built on inspirations ranging from Beethoven to Marvin Gaye to J DILLA, “Ludwig, Can You Hear Me” manages to have something for all audiences, offering up “Jewels” for the hip-hop fan or “Sorry” for a pop track with an old-school feel. Almost immediately the grassroots approach to this record becomes obvious, in conveying not only compelling lyrics but also the powerful emotions behind them. In every track the feelings are raw and impossible to ignore. Staying in the Motown tradition, it was important that every aspect of the production of “Ludwig, Can You Hear Me?” remain in-house, with Eibol co-writing the lyrics, writing, and recording all instrumentation and outside talents coming from within their close knit Chung King family of friends, including the talents of female vocalist Key Huggins. 

 After working tirelessly for the last year, the artists are happy to present "Ludwig, Can you hear me?" to their fans. Turn your speakers up and escape into it's evocative sounds."

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