PRIME8 PIMPIN returns with a strikingly twisted cassette.
“The 14 tracks that span across this hour-long album sound like a madman’s attempt to flip and fit together every sample found on his computer while simultaneously stringing together a loose narrative of anime screams, cries and exclamations. While not necessarily a hip-hop record, Seinen Jigsaw’s groundwork pays homage to RZA’s signature beat-making style. Continue reading PRIME8 PIMPIN—Seinen Jigsaw
It is said… long ago, ancient rulers made heavy use of sellswords, professional sword-slinging mercenaries with extraordinary prowess and skill. These near-mythic warriors sold their talents to the highest bidder, looting villages and emptying the coffers of kings.
Prime8 Pimpin’s Step Pepper debut Sellswords & Courtesans is a beat tape steeped in old school tradition, an hour-long collection of instrumental beats and breaks.
Prime8 Pimpin: “This all started when I came into possession of a binder full of Asian cinema. Most of the films I picked were Ronin or Samurai films but there were also a few Kung-Fu movies. I always want my projects to be action-packed so having a foundation of sword swinging and ass kicking didn’t hurt at all […] As far as the name of the tape is concerned, there are two types of people that you will almost always see in a samurai film: Sellswords—mostly Ronin, and Courtesans—high-class escorts.”
Prime8 has fast become a staple of the Baton Rouge beat scene. You can catch him performing as part of the Dolo Jazz Suite lineup along with fellow producer AF THE NAYSAYER.