“I’ve taken you up to “The Attic”, showed you around and introduced you to a few of the homies. Now I’m going to take you through The Basement, it gets real spooky down here.” Inland Empire/Los Angeles emcee, Trizz is readying the follow up to his 2018 album “The Attic”. To be released via Below System Records on March 15th, “The Basement” is another tour through the same little house of horrors.
Claustrophobic trap drums, skittery synth tones and snatches of horns, strings and vocal samples are the backdrop for Trizz’s “been there, done that” vocal tone. Autobiographical tales of love gone wrong, romances with illicit substances and street life operas are swept up in a dark hallucinogenic haze of gore and seen through a cold and distorted glass bottle full of lean.
Speaking on his musical themes, the emcee revealed “I believe in the afterlife, hell and heaven, demons and angels. The horror in my music comes from a real place including things I’ve seen as well as nightmares and visions I have had.” Long haunted by those visions, Trizz began self-releasing projects in his teens (including his early and equally grim break-through release, “Case 17”). “The Basement” marks his 9th solo project.
Joining him on this latest entry of tales from the hood are co-hosts Rittz (formerly of Strange Music), T.F, Roc$tedy, Xavier and Audio Push. Some of his past work includes collaborations with G Perico, Rob $tone, Bizarre (D12) and Brotha Lynch Hung.
Production on “The Basement” are done by Stone’s Neighbor, Oh Gosh Leotus, SexCurryBeats, C. Ray, Audio King, DJ Rybe and Beatnick Dee.
In addition to his voluminous solo work, Trizz has released several weed-centric EP’s and albums with Sacramento emcee Chuuwee (including “AmeriKKa’s Most Blunted” 1, 2 and 3, the “Two Puff Pass” EP and “The Smoke Out” EP) with a bulk of the production handled by AC3Beats. The duo have completed numerous tours together.
Limited edition run of 300 hand-numbered copies:
- 100 on white vinyl w/ blue splatter
- 200 on black vinyl
*** 6 TEST PRESSINGS MADE / 2 FOR SALE ***
A3. What Is This
A5. Kill Zone
B2. Really Happened
B4. Stayed Down
B5. The Basement
Vinyl previews are digital mock-ups, final product may differ from this preview.