Directed by Brainheartco.
The Shape Shifter lands the first single off the upcoming Man Bites Dog compilation, The Swashbuckler, dropping March 27th. Features to include Royce Da 5’9″, Roc Marciano, Torae, Heltah Skeltah, Copywrite, Akrobatik, Planet Asia, Inspectah Deck, Killah Priest, C-Rayz Wals, Louis Logic and more. Hit the jump for the artwork and tracklist.
In late 2006 Man Bites Dog Records founder RML would start a project with producer Kount Fif that would be 5 years in the making. The idea was simple enough; create a record that would hold up to the classics that the two producers grew up listening to. Records like Wu tang’s “36 Chambers”, Mobb Deep’s “Infamous” record and Duck Down classics like Heltah Skeltah’s “Nocturnal”. As simple the idea seemed the execution would exhaust every resource the two had made in their time in the music business. Like butchers trimming the fat off the bone, the two producers would constantly be picking at the record, making sure that the final product was worthy. In 2012, the last cycle in the Great Mayan Calendar the two Virginia based producers offer up their hard work and sacrifice in the way of The Swashbuckler ” Volume 1: The Viking Wars”.
1. Early 90’s f. Double A.B., Karniege & Torae (prod. Kount Fif)
2. Dead End Street f. Killah Priest, Steven King & Sunny Seeza (of Onyx) (prod. Jason Rose)
3. Year of the Hustle f. NINE & Planet Asia (prod. Kount Fif)
4. Year of the Gun f. Gillie Da Kid, Inspectah Deck, Royce 5’9″ & Bronze Nazareth (prod. Bronze Nazareth)
5. The Crusaders f. Killah Priest & Empuls (prod. Kount Fif)
6. Six f. Redd Mudd & Copywrite (prod. Kount Fif)
7. Out of the Darkness and Into the Light f. Akrobatik (prod. Kount Fif)
8. Entertainment is Personal f. Awol One (prod. Brycon)
9. Media f. Louis Logic, C-Rayz Walz & Jason Rose (prod. Brinknam)
10. The War Chant f. Killah Priest, Lord Basis, Jason Rose & Diabolic (prod. Brinknam)
11. Reality Wrap f. Copywrite (prod. Kount Fif & Jason Rose)
12. Change My Fate f. Cappadonna, Killah Priset & Jason Rose (prod. Kount Fif)
13. Crocodile Smile f. Copywrite, U-God & Planet Asia (prod. Kount Fif & Jason Rose)
14. Arkansas Toothpick f. Copywrite, Planet (of Outerspace), Roc Marciano & Jason Rose (prod. Kount Fif)
15. Berserker (Hard Body) f. Outerspace (prod. Kount Fif)
16. Never Ending f. Heltah Skeltah (prod. Kount Fif)
17. Light on Time f. Planet Asia & Vast Aire (prod. Kount Fif & Melodious Monk)