Posted in hiphop | music on February 22, 2013

Cannibal Ox

Harlem underground hip hop duo Cannibal Ox made their live return this year at Knitting Factory Brooklyn after a long hiatus, and once again promised they'd finally release a followup to their 2001 debut, which has been delayed multiple times. Now, Can Ox member Vast Aire has taken it one step further and launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for their new record and Iron Galaxy Clik Records, the label that the duo plan to launch and release the new album on. The Kickstarter page reads:

Cannibal Ox is launching their own label Iron Galaxy Clik (IGC) Records and have reunited for their long awaited sophomore album. Cannibal Ox has already completed their first leg of their tour and funding will help us with videos, more US and International touring, the label, our spring 2013 single entitled "GOTHAM {OX CITY}" and most importantly the completion of the album. Instead of complaining about the quality of hip hop, make a change and support a real movement. 100% of your pledges will go to the funding of the sophomore album of Cannibal Ox, new videos, touring support, marketing and promotion, street teams (physical and digital), and production budget for other featured artists on the album. This label and album is 10 years in the making and needs the fans support to bring it to life.
In November, the duo said they were working with producers Bill Cosmiq and Melodious Monk on the album, rather than El-P, who produced their debut and said in 2011 that he'd never produce another Can Ox album. But that was then, and now we're living in a post-apocalyptic time where even new My Bloody Valentine albums get released, so fingers crossed that El-P and Cannibal Ox can work things out.

Head over to Kickstarter to help Cannibal Ox reach their goal, and check out the campaign video below...

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Cannibal Ox - Kickstarter Campaign Video

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Comments (9)

someone tell these guys to offer vinyl as a reward.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 12:13 PM

headline:

Cannibal Ox launch Kickstarter to fund new album & label

actual headline:

Cannibal Ox is broke. Wants to try this indie rap stuff again with your money.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 12:24 PM

These "rewards" are not very enticing... Lame.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 1:06 PM

Hey 12:24, what exactly is the shame in that?

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 1:27 PM

What happened between Can Ox and El-P?

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 1:39 PM

hahahhahahah....I love how they want us to pay for touring support, marketing and promotion, street teams etc. Those things exist to sell the album!!! They expect their fans to not only pay them to make the album, but also to advertise it???? hahahahahah. Unbelievable.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 1:39 PM

El-p seems pretty busy working with guys who appreciate what a good producer does for an album project. He signed those guys to do another album like 8 years ago and they wouldn't get t together. Then vast made numerous embarrassing MySpace blogs about how terrible and boring a producer and terrible el-p and his latest ( at the time ISWYD) album were and all about how he didn't want to be "guru" to el's premier. Vast was working with all his nobody real friends who I guess predated Atoms Fam. But very few people care about anything pre-Cold Vein because there wasn't anything good outside of some atoms collaborations. This dude was living in el-p's appartment and probably eating all his cereal and if he hasn't been no one would have heard of him. There were probably 8 other guys in atoms Fam who never got that chance, and the real shame of it all is Vordul was the real talent but the jaw incident seemed to do him in and either worsened

Posted by Bobby c | February 22, 2013 9:49 PM

I would donate but i'm pretty sure the money will go to weed and pills.

Posted by slayer | February 25, 2013 3:11 PM

I really love this.

Posted by Jamie | March 9, 2014 6:14 PM

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