Gangstagrass | Lightning on the Strings, Thunder on the Mic feat. T.O.N.E-z

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Lightning on the Strings, Thunder on the Mic feat. T.O.N.E-z

by Gangstagrass

The soul of bluegrass and the power of hip-hop, the best of both worlds in a groundbreaking new sound.
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
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1. That's Right I'm Good
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3:17 album only
2. I'm Gonna Put You Down
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3:50 album only
3. Trouble Everywhere I Go
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3:25 album only
4. Click Ol' Gun
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2:38 album only
5. I Go Hard
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4:10 album only
6. Nobody Gonna Miss Me
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3:53 album only
7. Big Branch (feat. Tomasia)
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3:43 album only
8. In My Aching Heart Shadows Linger
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3:27 album only
9. My Enemies Lay Beneath the Prairie
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3:35 album only
10. Put Your Hands Up High
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3:55 album only


Album Notes
Rench has teamed up with T.O.N.E-z (the same rapper featured on “Long Hard Times To Come” and “On The Run” as seen on Justified) and some hot bluegrass players to produce a full length album of serious bluegrass picking and sick flow on the mic like you won’t hear anywhere else. The album also includes a track featuring Brooklyn underground emcee Tomasia and a track featuring the incredible voice of bluegrass singer Jen Larson. The beats are pure thumping Rench funk, and over the authentic bluegrass banjo, fiddle, and resonator guitar the rhymes are hard and heavy.

Featuring the fine talents of:
T.O.N.E-Z vocals
Rench vocals, beats, guitar
Matt Check vocals, banjo
Todd Livingston resonator guitar
Jason Cade fiddle
Roy Shimmyo bass
PREPMODE turntables
Jen Larson vocals


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I won't be so provincial as to say this isn't music...but it is a jarring juxtaposition. Considering the cultural roots of each, there isn't much reason why this "form" would get much attention. Someone I know who listened to this did say, "It kind of points out the 'lowest common denominator' root of both types of music."


this is totally natural and, frankly, awesome.
groundbreaking. what more can i say.


OMG . . . This has to be against the laws of nature . . . Right? One star only because I had to!!!


Incredible Sounds
It is an amazing combination of two American sounds from the foundations of all native music, bluegrass, to the inner city rapping. The tracks do seem a bit similar, so there is room to mix it up even more, but overall a great album and concept.

R & R Miller

I bought this because my husband likes bluegrass and I like hip hop. It's like a Reese's peanut butter cup- you got bluegrass in my hip hop, well, you got hip hop in my bluegrass- AND IT'S GREAT.


tracks--2-5-6 well done--love the sound