May 11th, 2011 / News

“Last month, the AssociatedMinds and Eatgood Records camps leaked “The Heat”, a track from their collaborative EP, The Highball. On it, P.L.O. laid down a razor-sharp guitar-driven instrumental masterpiece for Sonnyjim & Mudmowth to speak some of those dirty, distinguished English bars to, reppin’ the UK Hip-Hop scene properly. The geniuses over at Associated Minds figured the world needed a special US version of this banger of a track, and enlisted the Philly triumvirate of Zilla Rocca, Curly Castro and Has-Lo to sink their collective teeth into that beast. To put a true Hip-Hop spin on it, the decision to revisit Smoothe Da Hustler & Trigga Da Gambler’s classic “Broken Language” opened up a sly framework for these three to slice and dice this beat to pieces.. You’ve got Kanye shruggin’, pill pushin’, spoon bendin’, rhyme twistin’ and all other types of intricate actions broken down in that style. Thus, the “American Language” remix you have before you!

As mentioned, Associated Minds & Eatgood Records will be unleashing The Highball EP. Zilla Rocca is pushing the magnificent Bad Weather EP, while Curly Castro is wondering why one would continuously hit the snooze button on Winston’s Appeal and Has-Lo is receiving loads of praise for his Mello Music Group-distributed In Case I Don’t Make It album. Support quality Hip-Hop, or we’ll have to turn into the hate-spewin’, cigar-chewin’, ratchet holdin’, knife-wieldin’ henchmen, and force you to partake. We don’t want to go down that route, though, do we?”