Eligh Attacks 808 Drums With Dazzling Lyricism In A Creative Uprising (Video Premiere)

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Today (August 14), Eligh released 80 HRTZ, his latest album in an extensive solo and collaborative catalog. The Los Angeles, California native MC/producer and founding member of the Living Legends, G&E (The Grouch & Eligh), and 3 Melancholy Gypsies. Since the mid-1990s tape culture, Eligh has risen the ranks to the Top 200 of the charts. His means to accomplish the rise? It’s simple: skills and dedication.

Premiering on Ambrosia For Heads, the self-produced “808” speaks to this journey. In a dark, apocalyptic video universe (directed by David Dutton), Eligh rips into a drum-driven track. His flow is advanced, and the recurring bars tell it all: “The waves will be ridden by the most creative people on the planet.” The song features a dark, ink-like liquid permeating the planet, with gas masks, S&M garb, and one hot-spitting MC out to be the last man standing.

Of the song and video, Eligh told AFH, “If there was a theme song for my album, 80 HRTZ, this would be it. ‘808’ is the backbone of this album, and it represents the ability to move people more than any other frequency. The song is about my beloved bass, the moods it brings up, and my wish to see the most creative artists reach the top, even mainstream radio, where its saturated by clones and its pay-to-play mentality. The video is dark, and metaphoric. The song might break your woofers.”

Purchase 80 HRTZ on Eligh’s own Crowsnest imprint, which features Andre Nickatina (f/k/a Dre Dog), Locksmith, Abstract Rude, Busdriver, Eamon, and Open Mike Eagle, among others. For physical music, merch, touring, and more info, visit Eligh’s site.

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