“Concrete Chronicles” from Raticus and Ruste Juxx and featuring Planet Asia. This is a new leak from the forthcoming “King Of Crime Heights (KOCH”) album to drop via Tenement Music on November 9th in LP/CD and digital versions.
KOCH is a twenty-track deep audio journey through grimy soundscapes and gritty wordplay that teams Flatbush beat bully, Raticus and the Crown Heights lyrical stick-up pro, Ruste Juxx.
In addition to Planet Asia, other guests on the album include Skyzoo, Blaq Poet, Guilty Simpson, Dro Pesci and Kil Ripkin.
A twenty year plus veteran producer, Raticus has previously worked with such boom-bap notables as Sean Price, FT (Street Smartz),Lace Da Booms, Vast Aire and DV Alias Khrist. Sticking with the classic MPC beat-machine he revealed that the project was actually the outgrowth of one track together. “Initially I reached out to Ruste to rhyme on one track but his vocals were so reflective of the grimy style that I started on that I was inspired to keep making tracks for him and before I knew it we had close to twenty tracks together.”
This is the wrap to a busy year for Ruste Juxx who released several different projects including most recently a full-length album with producer / engineer Jake Palumbo (Shabaam Sahdeeq, Roc Marciano).
Raticus has also revealed that he is also currently working on separate projects with Kil Ripkin and Punchline (eMC, Punch & Words).
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