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Watercolor Limited Vinyl 2LP Set + Download

Porter Ray

Label: Sub Pop
Release Date: 10 March 2017
Format: LP Double Vinyl

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Porter Ray Watercolor Limited Vinyl 2LP Set + Download

Overview:
Single-pocket double-LP jacket with custom dust sleeves and includes mp3 coupon. Watercolor is the long-awaited label debut from Seattle's Porter Ray. Porter is a Seattle based MC who caught the attention of Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler, who signed him to the label in 2014. Watercolor is a snapshot of Porter's life and the lives of his friends growing up in Seattle. The album captures a specific time period, before things began rapidly changing around their neighborhoods, and it delves into the experiences that shaped Porter, the situations he and his friends survived, and how they overcame the adversity they faced. Porter's influences - including hip-hop classics like Nas's Illmatic, Common's Be, and Mos Def & Talib Kweli's ...Are Black Star - shine through in both the beats and production, and his deeply personal lyrics. Porter was born and raised in and around Seattle's Central District/Capitol Hill/Columbia City/Beacon Hill neighborhoods. He wrote short stories and poetry before he began writing rhymes in middle school and early high school, and started recording music towards the end of high school. Watercolor follows a string of acclaimed, self-released mixtapes -- Electric Rain, Nightfall, Fundamentals, BLK GLD, WHT GLD, RSE GLD -- all of which have been available as free downloads via Bandcamp. Watercolor is led by the singles "Sacred Geometry" (feat. Cashtro, Palaceer Lazarro of Shabazz Palaces), "Lightro [Looking for the Light]" (feat. Stas Thee Boss), "Arithmetic" (feat. Infinite & Stas Thee Boss), and Bulletproof Windows (feat. Nate Jack & Thad). The album also includes performances from Jus Moni, Debra Sullivan, and Chimurenga Renaissance. Watercolor was recorded in various studios in Seattle, mostly mixed by Erik Blood (Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction, Tacocat), with a few songs co-mixed by Vitamin D (Macklemore, Abstract Rude, Black Sheep). Watercolor was produced by B Roc, with additional songs produced by DJ El Grande, KMTK, and Tele Fresco.

Featured Tracks:
Waves
East Seattle
Bulletproof Windows ft Nate Jack
Past Life ft Cashtro & Black
Everybody (Interlude) ft Fly Guy Dai (Shabazz Palaces)
The Mirror Between Us ft JD & JusMoni
Sacred Geometry ft Cashtro & The Palaceer
Arithmetic ft Infinite & Stas Thee Boss
Navi Truck
Lightro (Looking For The Light)
Dissolving In A Daydream
My Motherís Words ft Debra Sullivan
Beautiful ft Aslan T. Rife & The Palaceer
Sacred Geometry (Constellation Mix) ft Cashtro & The Palaceer
Vanilla Coke
Sacred Geometry (Instrumental)
Brothers (Instrumental)
Arithmetic (Instrumental)
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