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Let’s be honest: the West Coast nailed hip-hop. From TuPac to Mac Dre all the way to Andre Nikatina, the West is the Best when it comes to feelin’-good, shake-yo-body style groove pockets and effortless flow. In the small and remote corner of Healdsburg, California there exists a new heir to the 808 Throne, a collection of wordsmiths sharper than Cracker Barrel spitting real heat over huge bass-propelled beats and glitchy, chip-tune melody lines. Four distinct voices, one distinct sound — say hello to ALFABETIKS ANONYMOUS. It’s the most sophisticated side of music you get fucked up to, sippin’ velvet purple gurp whle the rhymes blow your mind and volcanic kick drums melt your skull. Representing the SANDBOX COLLECTIVE out of Healdsburg and the general North Bay Area are these talented four — the beatkeeper Blap Deli (who in his own right is a rad fucking producer, and one of the core operators of the COLLECTIVE) lays down oh-so-stoned rhythms while emcees Bitter Root, Subtle T and Odd1Out blerp out and dissect otherworldly poetry over the top of it, equal parts codeine syrup to heroic couplet. Earlier this year they released their second album, “Wrong Side of the Wax,” and boy it’s a fuckin’ doozy. Check out “Fifths & Taaka” for an old-timey laidback beach-groove feel, while “Daughters Mouth” drags you down to their dark and narcotic side. Snap this up now on their BandCamp FOR FREE and spread the love to everyone you know, it’s what they would want. The ALFABETIKS don’t tour because of prior committments, but if you make enough noize there is no telling what may happen…

Wrong Side of the Wax by Alfabetiks Anonymous

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