Cannibal Ox – Blade of the Ronin

In 2001, rappers Vast Aire and Vordul Mega joined forces under the Cannibal Ox banner and released their debut album, Cold Vein. Despite limited commercial impact, it was immediately, and rightfully, heralded as an instant classic of underground hip-hop. Produced by Definitive Juxtaposition label founder El-P (of recent Run the Jewels fame), Cannibal Ox combined El-P’s genre-warping syncopated beats with nimble lyricism that tread the line between street-lean provocation and abstract poetry. Vast Aire and Vordul Mega painted a vivid and surreal picture of New York street life.

Release Date
March 03, 2015
Label
IGC Records/iHipHop Distribution
Formats
digital, vinyl, cd
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