-"Us and Them"-
"Thats why we never trusted a friend and this is us and them"...
What a year it has been, so much positivity and so many amazing people i have met...its humbling at times to know that there are so many talented artists in ALL of the places i have been over the last two years and over the course of this whole journey, my eyes have been opened wide to the actual world of "indie touring artists" and the usual frustration, success, failure and hope that accompanies artists that are "low on the flyer" and obscure to the masses. We tour, we record, we grind and we LOVE this culture and art-form. We are in the shadows, but illuminated by our almost cult-like followings, we stay true to who and what we are, regardless of who hates us, we overcome obstacles and rise to occasions, we are honest and humble in our music, we spread love, life and a message, we dont talk about it, we live it. We believe this is a culture, a way of life, an art-form and something sacred to us, not a hustle. We don't need gimmicks, gold, guns, tough guy images, big names, hype or shock value to succeed. We have already succeeded, by expressing ourselves through our art, by standing for something bigger than ourselves, by continuing to make art for the sake of creation and expression AND by letting our music speak for us. That is the message behind this album, that you dont have to be anything but yourself in this world...what we create in our time here will eventually define us long after we have left this world...and thats what i am representing through my music, the real me and my words and songs....as super awesome or extremely lame as i or my music might be, it will still be here speaking for me, long after my time...The line has been drawn in the sand, we know that together we can conquer anything with love and positivity....our enemies of fear and negativity are vastly outnumbered.... Who's side are you on? Now its just us....and them.... -Maulskull-
released April 19, 2012
ALL TRACKS PRODUCED BY: J. Messinger (Maulskull) except parts of "Sick Rhymes" Produced by White Shadow of Norway and appears on Rap Battle-Slash #1,2 and 3.
LYRICS BY: J. Messinger (Maulskull), A. Knox (Aklock), M. Hastert (Ed Text), A. Gage (INfluence), M. Williams (Sapient), R. Pierson (Raph), Pat Maine, Pig Pen
ALBUM ARTWORK BY: John "Dizmal" Warren