METTLE (General BackPain, Krush Love) - A LOVELY PAIN
METTLE | A LOVELY PAIN [SSXR007]
When you consider the pedigrees of the artists behind METTLE, you get a true understanding as to why this album is so exceptional and complete. Comprising of General BackPain and producer Krush Love, the worlds of Chicago and Inglewood California collide in a ten-track collection that is simply robust, fluid & breath-taking. A throwback to the glory days and the golden age of rap, with a constant tone of the expected future, METTLE are bringing their best to the stage and leaving nothing on the field.
‘A Lovely Pain’ is a brilliantly formed album featuring the meticulous laconic flow of General BackPain accompanied by his inspired combination of biting and humorous rhymes. Every track is constantly underpinned by a world of sumptuous yet minimal & thought-out beats, thoughtfully crafted. Krush Love brings his best work to date evolving the album through a fulfilling circle of completion from start to finish, in the fullest sense possible.
Featuring enigmatic guest appearances from New Jersey native Lupus Dei & Chuck Chan, Buffalo native, both from The HomeTeam Records crew. From the eye-opening intro to its fulfilling final chapter, ‘A Lovely Pain’ only adds to the increasing depth of the indie rap world.
Inglewood California native General BackPain has been a voice in the global indie rap scene for years. Every verse sets a new standard for the next. His unmistakable style provides listeners with a new escapade for every song. GBP is known for his accelerated, metaphoric yet comedic wordplay, matched against one of the most noticeable cadences in music today. ‘A Lovely Pain’ is his Sound.Science X Records debut.
KRUSH LOVE Krush Love’s style was born in the Chicago beat scene. Inspired by any genre available to his ears, KL’s style has grown into a combination of the nostalgic and the expected future. Pulling inspiration from anything from rock to electro, ‘METTLE’ is the latest in a line of characteristic & distinct soundtracks for every release & artist he works with.
Written by General BackPain
[Tuff Kong/ RespectDueRecords/ HomeTeamRecords]
Produced by Krush Love
[JustGoodBeats/ International Anthem]
Cover art & Merch designs by: Linkoln
Mixed & Mastered by Tenacity
‘Risky Business’ video directed by HR Audio Visuales
‘Suicide Watch’ video directed by TheBroadcastKing
Executive produced, video concepts, & manufacturing
by Sound Science X Records.
**All cassettes/cds/vinyl/ & other merch are pre-manufactured & shippedy internationally & domestically weekly upon order.