get a few mounds of my lovely wife Dayna, mix in a handful of my family, add a bunch of CYDI/Stryfe/AOG, fold into the mix my awesome friends, stir in a bottle of universal creative life-force. bake it at temperature love in a God oven and voila. grateful cake from sean uppercut
the world is crazy, and can suck really bad, and we can get hung up on the bad things. our protest is exuberant joy in the face of oppression. if you feel better at the end of this than when you first pressed play, we've done our job. rambling.
Rufio Jones says: Thank you to my mom and my Carmelita for keeping me alive.
Stryfe says: I want to thank God. Mom. Dad. Shellie. Rae. CYDI. And Ignant Nate...
ILLingsworth says: on December 25, 2008, with great help from a cool Sundsvall-resident named Erik L, a trio of rapper-bros released a whimsical project called “The Rhyming Dictionary”. it led them down a really cool path of crazy performances in strange places with cool characters, and for me, meeting the love of my life (yes, Brandi, i’m talking about you). nice life-changing stuffs.
in case it wasn’t clear, i’m talking about my group, Detroit CYDI. between then and now, we’ve released singles, videos, and solo material but, never a true follow-up project (here comes the cliché), UNTIL NOW.
the name of this project is “Rap-Masters”, a title inspired by a fantastically fun and crappy keyboard called the the Concertemate-800 Rap-Master, lent to us by Rufio Jones’ sweet-lady, Carmelita (the fact that she ever possessed such an item is also a source of great hilarity). this project features another of our brothers, Stryfe, who also appeared with us on our first group project, as well as several collaborations. it would be nice to say this project is 6 years in the making but, that wouldn’t exactly be true. a couple months ago, i pitched the idea of having some sessions for the purpose of putting out some new music on December 25, 2014. my brothers were down for it and they delivered in spades. a large portion of this material was completed very recently. this time around, i handled overall production but it was definitely a dynamic collaborative exchange of energy as everyone’s input helped to shape mere beats into living, breathing songs. it was an incredibly enjoyable time putting this material together and i speak for the crew in saying, we hope it brings you at least as much enjoyment as we had making it.
Grab our older tunes at detroitcydi.bandcamp.com rufiojones.bandcamp.com
ask me for advice and i'll make a video about it: ILLingsAdvice@gmail.com
released December 25, 2014
Detroit CYDI is Sean Uppercut, Rufio Jones, ILLingsworth, & Stryfe (he's just one dude by himself most of the time but, he's with us on this. I mean he's essentially like a full member of Detroit CYDI, kind of like a Big Noyd. You know what I mean).
ILLingsworth made the beats and recorded everybody.
hit us up:
Sean Uppercut twitter.com/SeanUppercut
Rufio Jones twitter.com/RufioJones