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Check Out: Thievery Corporation feat. Mr. Lif – “Culture of Fear”

on June 17, 2011, 11:20am
Security Alert on Orange. It’s been on Orange since ’01, G. I mean, what’s up man, can’t a brother get Yellow, man? Just for like two months or something? Goddamn.”

– Mr. Lif, “Culture of Fear”

Just a few weeks ago it was revealed that world beat DJs Rob Garza and Eric Hilton, the duo that make up Thievery Corporation, would drop their sixth studio album on June 28th via ESL Music. A mash-up of all the cuts was released, but now Some Kind of Awesome points us to the first fully unraveled song.

“Culture of Fear” is the title track to the Corp’s LP number six, and features Bostonian rapped Mr. Lif. Much as the name suggests, the song finds Lif lambasting a culture of credit cards, home repossessions, terrorism, and in a one-two punch, the media and smart phones, all over the D.C. DJs’ trademark smooth sounds. Check it out below.

The rest of the album is out June 28th, or you can hear some of it live at the dates below (since he’s a Boston native, Mr. Lif might wanna steer clear of the Vancouver date).

Thievery Corporation 2011 Tour Dates:
06/23 – Washington, DC @ W. Hotel
06/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Waterfront
06/25 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Dave Matthews Band Caravan
07/08 – Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Alive! Festival
07/10 – Zamárdi, HU @ Heineken Balaton Sound
07/13 – Thessaloniki, GR @ Moni Lazariston
07/14 – Athens, GR @ Lycabettus Open Air Theater
07/17 – Istanbul, TR @ Rock’n Coke Festival
07/30 – Woodford, AU @ Splendour in the Grass
08/01 – Newtown, AU @ Enmore Theatre
08/02 – Melbourne, AU @ Palace Theatre
08/14 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
09/02 – Aspen, CO @ Jazz Aspen Snowmass
09/03-04 – Chicago, IL @ North Coast Music Festival
09/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
09/13 – Vancouver, BC @ Malkin Bowl
09/14 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
09/16 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
09/17 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
10/08-09 – Sunrise, FL @ Langerado Music Festival

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