Although his output of music crept a slow pace last year, Army Of The Pharaohs/Demigodz emcee Blacastan is applying full pressure on the gas pedal this year. On June 9th, the Connecticut-reared rapper is teaming up with producer Stu Bangas for The Uncanny Adventures of Watson & Holmes— a call back to their 2014 single “Watson & Holmes” and album of the same name.
And much like that 2014 LP, the two East Coast artists are set to head out on their adventures as they find themselves reuniting with Apathy and Esoteric, plus fellow swashbucklers Ill Bill, Nutso, DJ 7L and Queensbridge veteran Tragedy Khadafi, the latter who makes an appearance on the album’s first single, “War Crimes.”
“People might not realize it, but this album took 4 years to make! I also worked closely with engineer Eddie Sancho on crafting the actual sound of the album. Stu and I are so familiar with each other’s process that we already know what the other is thinking before he thinks it,” Blacastan explained in a press release. “This time around we tried out different tempos, different vibes for songs, and Blac played around with different rhyme patterns, so it shows how we have both grown as artists.”