In time for it's 20th Anniversary, for the first time ever digitally, it's Masai Bey's classic Paper Mache single. Originally released by Definitive Jux, with 2 of the 3 tracks produced by EL-P (Run the Jewels, Company Flow), Uncommon Records now brings the vinyl banger to the digital landscape. The EL-P produced Instrumentals, Masai Bey produced B-Side and the collab with Vast Aire and BMS are all finally ready to be streamed. We also added a live clip of Masai Bey performing "Nonstop" at S.O.B.s in NYC at a Def Jux release party - introduced by label head, EL-P himself.
The jarring, room stopping production on Paper Mache, lo fi uneasiness of Nonstop and trio of wisdom on The Beginning are now ready to be heard by a new generation thanks to Uncommon Records and Uncommon Restoration.
released June 18, 2021
Paper Mache & The Beginning, Produced by EL-P.
Non-Stop, Produced by Masai Bey.
All Tracks Recorded & Mixed by Uncommon Nasa @ Definitive Jux.
Re-Mastered by Nasa @ Nasa Labs, NYC.
Original Art Direction by Dan Ezra Lang.
Digital Editing for Re-Issue by DJ Jazzpants.
ever since hiding places I wanted to hear more Kenny Segal and Billy woods. I never though it would happen and yet... here we are, now do I think this tops hiding places? no I do not but do I think this is a fantastic album with some really great moments? absolutely, having Billy on the same song as Aesop Rock + another on with Danny Brown, its something I did not expect but man am I happy it happened. overall this project is pretty good just not as good as the last. Drenochrome