June 26, 2012 will see the soundtrack to the human and individual struggle to live free drop, courtesy of French music consortium ALTERPROD/ALTERBEATS. The French Revolution serves as the debut LP for the collective of producers, graphic designers and videographers.
Boasting guests appearances from likes of both legendary and underground mainstays, such as Sadat X, AG, Chief Kamachi, Block McCloud, Reef The Lost Cauze, Bekay, Red Eye and Shabaam Sahdeeq, among others, the album will be available both via digital distribution and as a CD sold through several record shops and online outlets.
Through struggle comes liberty. Representing a uniquely French twist and tale of social unrest and anti-government sentiment, the Alterbeats collective spoke about the new album, explaining: "This release represents our own revolution on several levels. We've taken a DIY approach for this album, where we have all brought different strengths to the table, from production, graphic design and videography. We've pulled together like a self-reliant brigade, but we could not have done it without the support of all the artists, both abroad and domestic that helped contribute to this project. All of us are eager to get this out to the masses and stake our claim to the culture."
Sure to be one of the most significant independent hip-hop releases this summer, The French Revolution delivers their own musical uprising through the trifecta of their production, video and design force, while providing a sobering reminder that freedom is not free. Look forward to listening as people around the globe continue to rise up and be heard in their own battles for liberty and justice.
Official Track List:
01. Next Execution (feat. Verbal Kent)
02. TV Screen (feat. Block McCloud, Chief Kamachi & Kromeatose)
03. The Nod (feat. Amadeus the Stampede & Rite Hook)
04. True Rhyme (feat. Divine)
05. Kamikaze MC's (feat. The Foundation)
06. Fast Lane (feat. Main Flow, Access Immortal & Estee Nack)
07. Alter Ego (feat. Sadat X, AG & Lion of Bordeaux)
08. The International Juggernaut (feat. Red Eye, Willie Maze, Murdoc & Shinoby Stalin)
09. What's Realer (feat. Halfabrick)
10. NYC Evils (feat. Shabaam Sahdeeq, Halfabrick & Spicco)
11. Merovingian Revenge (feat. LCOB)
12. Making You Proud (feat. carnage 45 & Ihsan Bilal)
13. Revolution On My Brain (feat. Reef the Lost Cauze & Freestyle)
14. Watch We Combine (feat. Absouljah)
15. The Take Over (feat. Lord Lhus & Sicknature)
16. The War Effect (feat. Banish, Aims, Johnny & Teflon)
17. Revolucion (feat. Shabaam Sahdeeq, Bekay & Lateb)
18. Coup de Grace (feat. Amadeus the Stampede)