Revival Season

Golden Age Of Self Snitching

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Foreseen by oracles and foretold by angels, the coming together of rapper Brandon “BEZ” (B Easy) Evans and beatmaker/producer Jonah Swilley was, by their own admission, a divine appointment. Both halves musically and spiritually forged in the twin flames of Georgia׳s Pentecostal churches and grassroots hip-hop scene, Revival Season tell straight-shooting tales of our golden age — chop, cops, badass bitches, self-snitches; drug-dealing and revolution — chronicling and critiquing the culture over baselines and beats that kick squarely in the teeth with a platform boot.

Much in the spirit of Swilley’s teenage bedroom beatmaking, their debut album Golden Age Of Self Snitching was pieced together largely self-sufficiently, written both remotely and in person, and recorded between a temporary studio space in a health centre and an ad-hoc setup in Swilley’s dining room. A skeleton team of outside musicians contributed additional parts — with Jordan Manly [Mattiel] and Rupert Brown [Roy Ayres, Raf Rundell] on drums, Shaheed Goodie on guest MC vocals for the jagged, spiralling ‘Pump’, and Raf Rundell [The 2 Bears], with whom Revival Season had previously made the Outernational mixtape (“equal parts Prince Paul and King Tubby”) on hand as “vibe consultant”, bringing additional production to a handful of tracks.


Barry says: We noted the similarities in beatmaking here to the recent collaboration between Earl Sweatshirt & The Alchemist, but with the pristine beat-locked percussive flow of B Easy. It's a brilliantly dynamic, scathing bite of old-school hip-hop met with new-school production. Ace.


1. Look Out Below
2. Barry White
3. The Path
4. Message In A Bottle
5. Last Dance
6. Boomerang
7. Golden Silverware
8. Chop
9. Propaganda
10. Stars
11. Pump
12. Everybody
13. Eyes Open
14. Love To See It 

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