In 2005, Decay and Fluent met online and sent music files back and forth as they worked toward a project of their own, “Decay & Fluent Are City Slick: The Antique Black,” a side project created entirely through digital means. (He and Fluent, to this day, still haven’t met in person.) That album got a lot of attention and underground buzz which led to Decay signing with Molemen Records to release his solo record.
In the time between City Slick has been patiently crafting an album full of emotion and meaningful messages. Decay and Fluent have completed their follow-up album, “The Money and His Fool,” continuing their dirty sound of hip hop. Pure, angry, and uncompromising, their best work yet.
Peace to everyone who listens to this album. We appreciate you all.
-Decay and Fluent
All songs recorded at Muddy Water Soundbanks except #14 (Decay vocals recorded at Ground Zero; additional vocals recorded at Muddy Water Soundbanks)
All music produced by Fluent
All lyrics written by Decay for BAD TOOTHBRUSH Publishing except:
#1(Written by B.W. Beard), #4 (Written by Decay and Selfish), #8 (Written by Decay and Astonish), #9 (Written by Ubiquity, Decay and Chantalism), #15 (Written by Decay and Tone Liv), #16 (Written by Decay and Scheme).
Additional vocals provided by Ubiquity (#13, #14), Kash One (#14)
Green Llama Music
XXL Magazine (Issue October 2008; pg. 130); Chairman's Choice Column for Decay "Easy (The Llama Way)" from the album The Unlikely Hero.
XXL Magazine (Issue July 2008; pg. 115) for Fluent “Uncut Raw: First Toke”
Chicago Sun-Times (http://www.molemen.com/press18.htm)
Chicago Tribune (http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2008-08-22/news/0808220453_1_everyman-high-gas-prices-flip-side)
Center Stage Chicago (http://www.centerstagechicago.com/music/articles/decay.html)
Shared stages with:
Wu-Tang Clan/Bun B/Murs/Little Brother/Blu/Eydea/Sean Price/Masta Ace/C-Rayz Wallz/Killah Priest/Blueprint/DJ Vadim/Abstract Rude/Yarah Bravo/Hangar 18/Glue/Selfish/Rhymefest/Juice/All Natural/Mass Hysteria/Iomos Marad/Adad/Rashid Hadee/Verbal Kent/Earatic Static/Kinky Notti/Outfitters/Primeridian and Typical Cats among others.