North Carolina producer L'Orange and veteran spitter Mr. Lif have announced a collaborative
album titled The Life & Death of Scenery to be released digitally on October 7th on Adult Swim
and one week later in physical format via Mello Music Group on October 14th. Special guests include DJ Q-Bert, Gonjasufi, Akrobatik, Insight and Wyatt Cenac (Daily Show, Bojack Horseman) who lends his voice as the narrator of the story. The album is heralded by the release of their first single "Strange Technology" with long-time Mr. Lif collaborator, Akrobatik, and vocals from experimental San Diego artist Gonjasufi, whose new album just dropped. Sharp, back and forth verses from Lif and Ak over gritty piano-laden production from L'Orange combined with a filtered Gonjasufi chorus come together seamlessly as an explicit harbinger of great things to come from this project.
Debuting on AdultSwim.com, two of the most conceptual and unusual alternative artists in underground hip hop have joined forces to tell an absurdist story of culture, art and oppression, set in a lighthearted dystopian future. As adventurous as the concept sounds, the album is musically grounded in hip hop fundamentals and off the wall lyricism. Check out the new single.
"Strange Technology is one of our favorite songs on the record. We had the pleasure of working with the incredibly talented Gonjasufi and Akrobatik that both lent their unique styles to the process. This song is a great example of the combination of classic influence and modern execution we tried to use as a foundation for this project." - L'Orange & Mr. Lif