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Akstoopid

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What happens when a small town white kid from Iowa with an overactive imagination is only able to find solace in his youth and throughout his life in the messages and music of city dwelling black men mostly from the east coast metropolis of New York City? He takes to heart all the teachings of the Biz, Big Daddy Kane, LL Cool J, Chuck D, Psycho Les, KRS One, and the Guru, finds his spiritual mantras in the beats of DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Large Professor, and the RZA, struggles with the legitimacy of his role as a hip hop artist himself, and is constantly confronted with the stigma of being a white rapper. Now imagine that this young man decides to stick fast to his dreams, as if he could do otherwise, build his skills and credit, and forge onward oblivious to the judgments made upon him. Free of bitterness, he does it for the love of the art and to give back the joy that was given to him in his youth, spreading positivity and party rhymes until his final breath. This is the realm of the album known as Akstoopid.

A demo collection of Coolzey hip hop tracks recorded between 2001 and 2006 between the ROYGBIV demo and the release of the He Did EP. Includes the singles and b-sides from 12” vinyl pressings Akstoopid b/w Da Bess (2004) and Eat the Roach b/w You Challenge Me (2005). It functions as a hype full length mix tape of the best songs recorded in this period of time. Includes guest appearances by The Rhombus, Jos-1, Juggla Vein and members of the Sucka MCs.

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released 09 May 2006

PRODUCER: Zachary Lint
ENGINEER:Kent "Chaircrusher" Williams

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Coolzey Los Angeles, California

Golden era hip-hop roots planted in black Iowa dirt are the foundation. Growth tempered by alternative era rock influence. This along with a love for the juxtaposition of the dark, horrific nature of life paired with a slapstick and comedic view of the world allow for a wide, unpredictable arsenal ranging from soul-spilling indie bedroom rock to wise-cracking battle rap and on to radio pop. ... more

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