|This was, for many, the first time you saw Grayskul|
This month marks 10 years since Rhymesayers ventured outside of Minneapolis for a full-length album from the also-vibrant Seattle hip-hop scene. Grayskul, a sub-division of Seatlle hip-hop super-collective Oldominion, had carved out their own dark niche of the Rhymesayers catalog.
With an ominous, foreboding and often-cryptic collection of stories and soliloquies, Deadlivers slapped an unsuspecting 2005 indie rap soundscape in the face and has since become a cult classic. Boasting guest appearances from Canibus, Mr. Lif and Abstract Rude, it's one of the most eclectic albums in the Rhymesayers catalog.
We spoke to members Onry and JFK about Deadlivers' legacy, what it was like joining a white-hot Rhymesayers touring roster in the mid-2000s, and how Deadlivers sits with them today.More »