"For folks who think the ’90s was Golden Age of hip hop, Birmingham, Alabama group The Green Seed recalls the days of De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, Black Star and more."

− Brooklyn Vegan

"Behind the blood smearing and skull smashing is an archetypal story,enacted by a set of characters, and a solid hip-hop record laced with multisyllabic deliveries."

− Potholes In My Blog

"They're more of a throwback to the spirit of 90s hip-hop and groups like De La Soul or The Pharcyde, who often seemed happiest when they were busy being merry pranksters."

− Noisey

"Tackling contemporary issues...and universal themes of the heart and home, the multifarious southern hip-hop crew creates a smart, infectious, 13-track LP exuding positivity and self-awareness."

− Spin

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The Green Seed –Revolution OK

Release Date: July 7, 2017

Materializing from some dark corner of the universe, The Green Seed suddenly reemerge with “Revolution Ok”.

The first recorded sounds to be heard from the Birmingham, Alabama group since their critically acclaimed album ‘Drapetomania’ are a reminder of the unique place The Green Seed occupy in hip-hop.

Those fortunate enough to witness the band’s constantly evolving live show have seen the group introduce live guitars, drums, and horns into their performance. Without a backing track in sight, the band build their thick atmospheres of raw beats and melody with multiple MPCs and turntables on deck.

‘Revolution Ok’ certainly serves as a passageway into The Green Seed’s ever-unfolding story.

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Revolution OK

The Green Seed 2 Chorus
I’m here. You say. Outrageous. No way. You’ll learn. I’ll pray. Revolution OK 2X

R-Tist Verse
Good luck corruptness impedes and it left that musty pungent degree we obsess, what’s beyond leave thieves in distress cuz in what we trust in we’ll see manifest.
He can attest to the dreams that possess these shes with weaves stand diseased in a dress. Petty bets use speed to protect dweeb fiend fa odds and what feeling’s the best.
Perusing so loosely could too be a rendezvous coup who’s alluding. Diluting your duty profusely. Maneuver these 2 seats per two. Sync. Maybe it makes sense or pays to be ancient so yep I can wait slave tha day to be tasteless.
They can’t resist they delay the engagement. The shit we nay say paved the way to vacation. Ya know.

Complete Verse
Rather humbling isn’t it? You thought that you could pitch a fit until I split you with a Crixus hit.
He came a long way since 30 Days of Night,
Then he went to killin Domina’s in bloody fights.
Okay, sometime the mind strays, sublime the rhyme stays, why deny a kind face?
Maybe you’re the villain in this place, a Grand Dragon who’s plottin for the master race.
And if that’s the case, I’ll hit you with a mass array
Of lattes to get pissy and soul ya sheets
Randall boiled the beat, busy I’m bound to get,
Foil ya feet, toil in heat like I’m poundin grits.
That’s the sound you get whenever you mix yellow to blue, hip hop revolution with a skeleton crew.
Let’s settle this due, I know you don’t respect the crew, but it’s okay; we always got some fat to chew

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The Green Seed – Gotchoo (Single)

Release Date: October 18, 2015

Following the sleeper hit debut album Drapetomania by The Green Seed, they push forward with a single release featuring three tracks. One edit version of “Gotchoo,” one cutting remix of “Make Room” by Dead Snares and the brand new and raw track “Proceed” which was cut live. This should hold you while The Green Seed work on a proper follow up record.

Track listing:
Gotchoo (edit)
Proceed (live)
Make Room (Dead Snares remix)

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Green Seed – Drapetomania

Release Date: July 15th, 2014

Drapetomania (pronounced druh-pet-oh-may-nee-uh) has all the gusto and urgency of a debut. Brimming with lyrics of fury courtesy of emcees R-Tist and C.O.M.P.L.E.T., the stabbing attacks of dynamic DJ duo FX and Jeff C, and a lush soundworld layered with rich textures and trunk-rattling beats. Drapetomania is a feast for the ears — a Loveless for heads steeped in Buhloone Mind State (and vice versa).

R-Tist has long been a fantastic producer — one who mixes MPC mastery with live instrumentation. Still, joining forces with the production crew at Birmingham-based label Communicating Vessels – namely producer Jeffrey Cain, engineer Kyle Ginther, and mastering guru Paul Logus – has taken his beats to dizzying new heights. You’d be forgiven for thinking that Drapetomania wasn’t the product of the Dirty South rather than the blunted grit of J Dilla’s Detroit or the otherworldly productions of Lex Records. But Drapetomania is no homage – it’s a unique blend of heart, laughter, and guts.

Speaking of Lex Records, Drapetomania is also a feast for eyes thanks to the astounding artwork of enigmatic art collective EHQuestionmark– the design collective behind much of Lex’s output, including records by Shape of Broad Minds, Neon Neon, and DOOM.

In fact, it was EHQuestionmark who suggested the album title: Drapetomania is a bit of 19th century pseudoscience – the “disorder” causing a slave’s urge to flee. The idea of drapetomania inspired the eerily psychedelic minstrels that adorn the album’s artwork – which looks especially striking as an LP. With that last conceptual detail in place, Drapetomania gained extra heft as a work of art… Though none of that matters without the strong material that lives within the grooves.

Vinyl was always in mind when The Green Seed created Drapetomania. Not only does The Green Seed want listeners to revel in the warm sonics, they want to take them on a ride.

Drapetomania often contemplates bondage – artistic, romantic, etc. – but, ultimately, it’s a soundtrack to Freedom… And whatever comes next.

The Green Seed – Drapetomania

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The Green Seed 7-inch – Crack Kills / Preservation

Release 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.

The Green Seed 7-inch – Crack Kills / Preservation

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