The Green Seed 7-inch – Crack Kills / PreservationRelease Date: November 22, 2011
Despite having shared the stage with Raekwon and members of Jurassic 5, The Green Seed are the greatest Southern Hip Hop act you’ve never heard of.
Though Alabama has carved out a niche in the current Hip Hop omniverse thanks to the likes of Yelawolf and, most notably, G-Side, The Green Seed (emcee’s R-Tist and C.O.M.P.L.E.T. and DJ FX) have been working individually and as a collective for the better part of a decade. The Green Seed’s songs are as diverse and prolific as their output, taking a Native Tounges-ish approach to topics that include the personal, the political, and the nerdy. They like to skate. They like comics. They like to crush it.
“Crack Kills” is the perfect introduction The Green Seed’s clever aplomb. An anti-consumerist jam that contemplates the importance of the individual despite how they spend their money, “Crack Kills” has already found love online due to an amazing (and award-winning) video directed by the Atlanta film-collective known as Sugar Tooth. Recently re-mastered by Paul Logus (Mary J. Blige, Puff Daddy, Pantera, The Great Book of John) the track has a fresh bump and shine that will rattle both your trunk and mind.
The B-side, “Preservation” features a sample of Birmingham singer / songwriter / shred-maven, Janet Simpson (Delicate Cutters, Teen Getaway, The Gum Creek Killers). The featured song, “Salt In The Rain” can be found on Delicate Cutters’ debut LP, We Are Not Lovers.
As with all Communicating Vessels’ 7-inch singles, “Crack Kills” comes complete with a digital download of both sides.