ALL URBAN OUTFIELD is the brainchild of two Seattle-based rap mutants, p.WRECKS and K. Clifton. Both have a long history in the hip-hop scene around the Pacific Northwest, both as producers and emcees – All Urban Outfield finds the two working together to create a new vocabulary and aesthetic for underground hip-hop, inspired as much by the science fiction beatdowns of Kool Keith as the raw powerviolence of Spazz.
This is hip-hop that deals with isolation, psychedelic visions, imminent apocalypse. This is the sound of graffiti-covered basements ringing to bass-heavy MPC beats; of dusty beats on tape as you traverse the decaying urban sprawl. Two emcees holding the mic with confidence despite the world’s ignorant turning towards Molly-addled peace and love bullshit, ultra-capitalist fever dreams and incipient species death.
Drawing on a tradition that nods to the best of Def Jux, Rhymesayers, Doomtree and Anticon, they make hip-hop for outsiders, freaks, and kids with their hoodies pulled low over their eyes.
They are All Urban Outfield, and this is Sacrifice Fly.
Pre-order a deluxe, limited edition CD, shipping September 2014. Look out for limited edition All Urban Outfield art prints, coming soon from Black Lantern.
Debut album CRYPTO available from allurbanoutfield.com.