Fresh off a two month North American tour with Durazzo, JB Nimble, Task1ne & Mad Flows, Understudies Crew emcee Citizen gets together with producer Off-Balance for a new 3-track EP entitled ‘Ghosttown’. It features guest vocals from some of Citizen’s favorite emcees around the globe, including Cee (TMF/Toronto), Kensho Kuma (Japan/CA) & Cyberclops (California), as well as Off-Balance’s partner in Digital Martyrs, Archetype, on the track ‘TownGhost’. GhostTown is available now on iTunes, Amazon, eMusic & streaming on Spotify.
‘Nowstalgia’ – “the working man’s album, full of scripted canvases the everyman can relate to.” (Review via HHSE)
“…raps and beats that’ll “kick your teeth in,” Nowstalgia comes off as the working man’s album full of scripted canvases the everyman can relate to. Work, relationships and life in general cause JB Nimble to face daily grievances and Citizen helps him vent these frustrations by providing eclectic, punching drums…
…[While] at times the songs’ objective is to display talent, each track always offers something interesting to note. JB Nimble’s matter-of-fact tone menacingly rides along Citizen’s head-nodding production and smooth-sailing samples. Overall, this project will be received well by the everyman and all should give it a listen.”
Review courtesy of Hip Hop Speak Easy.
‘Nowstalgia’ is available now on iTunes (below), Amazon, eMusic, Spotify or in the Study Music Shop up top.
Durazzo x Citizen x JB Nimble announce North American ‘Nowstalgia’ Tour + Album + DEMS1 print stickers
Announcing the North American ‘Nowstalgia’ Tour featuring a genre-bending combo of 100% live beats by Durazzo on 2 Akai MPC Sampler+Drum Machines and 2 vocalist/mcs, JB Nimble & Citizen, adding their unique stylings to the mix; from introspective musings on life to sing song-y hooks and the occasional rapid-fire rhyme.
North American Tour Dates for April & May have been added to the Tours/Events section up top or check out the flier below – featuring special guests TASK1ne and Mad Flows as MAD1NE on the west coast dates beginning May 4th in Seattle, WA.
A new album, ‘Nowstalgia’ by JB Nimble & Citizen is dropping in early April. ‘By The Time’ single is available now on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp & Spotify.
Written by JB Nimble & Citizen. Produced & mixed by Citizen. Guest features & beats by B.DURAZZO, Poe, Sean E Depp, MYERS, Nate-O-Eight & KN1.
The full length collaborative effort between Gee, Citizen, Poe, Sean E Depp, Manifest, Fly Cobb, Self Advocate, Husayn Jay & MYERS as THE UNDERSTUDIES CREW in… ‘ONE NIGHT ONLY’
‘One Night Only’ and other music by The Understudies is also available at these fine digital retailers:
released 26 February 2013
Written by Citizen, Gee, Sean E Depp, Poe, Manifest, Fly Cobb, Husayn Jay, Myers, Self Advocate + our pals JB Nimble, Scarub, Cyberclops, Mikial & Welsed.
Executive Producer: Citizen for Study Music Group / BMI
Music composed by: The Understudies and MYERS(3,11,12,14), Citizen(3,10,13), Fly Cobb & Geebz (4,5,7) Self Advocate(1,16), Digital Martyrs (8,9), Alien Tongue Trio(10), Malik/elislamicforce(2), Shonsteez(15).
2nd single from The Understudies crew project ‘One Night Only’, out Tuesday, 2/26. ‘Numbers & Math’ features verses by Gee, Husayn Jay, Sean E Depp & Manifest. Music by Myers. Additional production & scratches by Citizen. Stream & download free below.
The Understudies have released the first single ‘LetGoDont’ f. Scarub from the upcoming album ‘One Night Only’, out 2/26, and available for discounted pre-order pre-order now at TheUnderstudies.Bandcamp.com – Name your price ($5 or more) and get an instant download of the ‘LetGoDont’ single, plus the album will be delivered to your email as soon as the clock hits 12:01 on the 26th.
Stream the single and pre-order the album below.
The Single/EP is also available on iTunes, Amazon, eMusic & Spotify.
‘LetGoDont’ written by Gee, Citizen, JB Nimble, Scarub, Husayn Jay & Poe.
Music composed by Myers.
Additional Production & Arrangement by Citizen.
The Masterminds & Zion I in… ‘The Business’ (SafeCutz Mix) + ‘Variations of The Business’ EP announcement
Last year we held a remix contest for a collaboration between The Masterminds and Zion I. Happy to announce the winner, SafeCutz, all the way from South Africa. Listen to his mix below and look out for The Masterminds + Zion I ‘Variations of The Business’ out 2/11 via Study Music, also featuring production by Astral (Melo+Lobe), Citizen and Rogue Pharmacist.
Citizen of The Understudies has remixed Danny! ‘MyIntroToLetYouKnow’ from the album ‘Payback’. The original version appears on Danny!’s 2012 album, available now via ?uestlove’s label Okayplayer records. Stream the song via Soundcloud.com/studymusicgroup, learn more about Citizen at StudyMusicGroup.com/citizen and check out upcoming tour dates for Citizen performing with the Understudies crew in the tours/events section.
Citizen of The Understudies has remixed MHz Legacy & Blu’s – ‘Yellow & Blue’. The track features the vocal stylings from Blu [Verse 1], Tage Future [Verse 2] & Copywrite [Verse 3]. The original version appears on the MHz Legacy album, available now via Man Bites Dog records.
Purchase Music by Citizen: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/quake-city-jukebox-deluxe/id533067822
Purchase Music by MHz Legacy: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mhz-legacy/id564992557