"He's in a trench coat full of watches that he's shotting with a gang of people standing round watching what he's dropping"
This is how we met Rye Shabby, sweating profusely in a multiple substance induced haze. The watches he was selling from his trench coat were all broken but his sales pitch and general demeanour had the crowd enthralled, it was then we new we were dealing with a special type of human being.
After making £1000 selling a broken Rolex to a man from Felixstowe Rye went on a journey from his home town of Ipswich to Moscow where one snow covered night he met a Kate Moss impersonator, a chance meeting which resulted in a 2 week whirlwind romance spanning 5 cities (as well as Ipswich) and 2 continents. Lyric pad in hand Rye documented his many adventures in the form of poetry.
Although Rye doesn't remember meeting any of the producers of this project, each one of them has played a major role in shaping the sonic landscape in which Rye's journey is replayed for you - the listener.
With blood sweat and mud smeared all over our faces we present to you 'Arthur Lager', a creation by Rye Shabby featuring the production talents of Illinformed, Verb T, Muckaniks and Sloth of Indigo Frequency. Additional vocals are provided by legendary (and quite old) rapper Verb T of 4 hawks fame.
released February 24, 2017
Tracks 1 and 5 produced by Verb T
Tracks 2 and 6 produced by Muckaniks
Tracks 3 and 4 produced by Illinformed
Track 7 Produced by Sloth
All lyrics written by Rye Shabby with the exception of tracks 4 and 5 written by Rye Shabby and Verb T
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