heat (noun) -
1. hot beats / raps
2. oppressively hot or humid weather
"Triple entendre, don't even ask me how"- Jay Z.
In early June, Jumbled compiled a list of his heat: heavy boom-bap beats that meshed together to create an album. Although it was originally conceived as an album with a single emcee; many artists reached out with an interest in contributing, thus...August Heat was born.
During this brutally hot August in Baltimore, punctuated by intense and sporadic storms, Jumbled has spent most of his time moving boxes into his new home. This hasn't dampened his desire to remain musically productive.
Jumbled turned up the heat on the album's contributors as well, giving them only two months to write and record their songs.
This project has reunited Jumbled with old friends and collaborators:
Berko Lover (check out Berko's nod to the good heat in Tobasco)
Bully Preston (Dwell)
Dot Com Intelligence
As well as showcasing contributions from first time collaborators:
Alaska (Hangar 18/Words Hurt)
Luke Sick (Grand Invincible/Gurp City)
August Heat also introduces the debut of Baltimore emcee, Blumajk.
cover art by salk.. firstname.lastname@example.org
special thanks to Action Bastard, Drew Scott and Marcus Villano.