R.A.P. Ferreira returns with the next video from his recent album, Purple Moonlight Pages, which remains in the upper echelons of the year’s best albums. Cycles is another win for The Jefferson Park Boys, who did all the beats on the album, thanks to their slightly woozy and very mellow production, which provides Ferreira with ample space for his musings. The video, made by Yafet Salah, sees our protagonist wandering round the city, occasionally rapping to camera and occasionally having bottles smashed over his head by apparent strangers. Purple Moonlight Pages is out now and watch out for my full review coming in next month’s issue of The Wire.
It’s another sublime offering from R.A.P. Ferreira, as he releases his new album into the world. The artist formerly known as Milo has long been lauded as an MC who embraces the more poetic side of rap and on this latest album, we hear that stylistic blend taken to beautiful new heights. Production throughout is handled by The Jefferson Park Boys – aka Kenny Segal, Mike Parvizi, and Mr Carmack – who conjure up an equally absorbing selection of beats to match Ferreira’s vocals, from the jazz-funk strains of No Starving Artists and Laundry, to the more down-tempo joys of earlier single, Doldrums, and the Mike Ladd assisted, An Idea is a Work of Art. Ladd is one of only two features on the album, with Open Mike Eagle making a nice appearance on Pinball. The full glory of the album is available for you to explore below and downloads are available via Bandcamp. Continue reading “R.A.P. Ferreira: Purple Moonlight Pages (Stream)”
Another tantalising drop from R.A.P. Ferreira, as he delivers the next single from his forthcoming album. Leaving Hell is the next piece of the puzzle that is Purple Moonlight Pages, which is entirely produced by The Jefferson Park Boys aka Kenny Segal, Mike Parvizi and Mr Carmack. The video, including the excellent animation, was created by Ben Clarkson. Stay tuned for the full album when it’s released on 6 March on Ruby Yacht.
Good to hear that there is a new album on the way from Ruby Yacht’s R.A.P. Ferreira (FKA Milo). Purple Moonlight Pages is arriving in the not too distant future and features full production from The Jefferson Park Boys (Kenny Segal, Mike Parvizi and Mr Carmack). Doldrums is the first peek at what’s to come, with Ferreira’s typically poetic flows merging with some jazzy off-kilter production and some stellar cuts from 3x scratch world champion, DJ Prolifix. No release date for the album yet but expect to hear more on that soon. Continue reading “R.A.P. Ferreira: Doldrums”