With such a busy day in music — projects from Future, Yung Lean, Polo G, Roy Woods, Conway The Machine, and multiple tracks from slowthai all dropped within the past 24 hours — it’s near impossible to maneuver all of the great new music. Don’t let the debut solo album titled from $uicideboy$ member Scrim titled A Man Rose from the Dead go unnoticed. Through 20 new tracks, half of G59’s underground duo tells the story of his rehabilitation through catchy auto-tuned melodies, subversive bass-heavy instrumentation and raw emotionality.
A Man Rose from the Dead spans 51 minutes and was hand-selected by a number of trusted confidants from over 100 songs that the producer-rapper made during self-isolation while getting sober in Palm Desert, California. The production credit goes to Scrim’s alter-ego Budd Dwyer. The beat switches alone make the project a must-listen.
Scrim also released a heartfelt message in the liner notes of his new project.
“I started making this project as soon as I was able to stay in my own condo after being in rehab for three months. I didn’t even know I was making a “solo project.” I was just trying to see if I could make anything sober. It’s been very difficult to pick the final songs for A Man Rose from the Dead. Over the course of the past year, I ended up making roughly over 100 songs. Some made while living in Palm Desert, Cali, some made on my tour bus on “Grey Day.” And some made once I moved back home to Louisiana. I, along with Ruby, my managers, engineer, brothers, and friends helped me narrow down and compile the final tracklist that made the most sense for my journey and what I’ve been through, past and present. Something that told my story. Songs that represent the range of emotions I experience. A product that showed my ability to step outside the box of what is expected from me as an artist. This project means a lot and is deeply personal to me. I sincerely hope you enjoy it as much as I do. GREY 4 EVER.”
Listen to Scrim’s A Man Rose from the Dead below. In more music news, Conway The Machine tapped legendary hip-hop blog writer turned respected producer Big Ghost LTD for their new collaborative project No One Mourns the Wicked.