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Binary Star is releasing an Egyptian-inspired double album LightY Ears Apart. The album is based on their original concept of two stars in orbit with each other. The video for “The Last Supper Nova” has One Be Lo hanging out in front of church holding a bible questioning the text. The scenes are interrupted by quick shots of an illustration of J.Dilla Ice Cube’s Lethal Injection album cover. LightY Ears Apart will be released in 2018.
Binary Star’s One Be Lo and Decompoze are joined by T Calmese, RoSpit and Malaki on “Subterraneous” from Waterworld 3. Decompoze produced “Subterraneous” and he shaped the sound of the album with OneManArmy. Binary Star describes Waterworld 3 as an album for the people who have been smushed between wars and capitalist exploitation among other things. Waterworld 3 comes out Friday.
Detroit rapper Journalist 103 has collaborated with fellow natives Guilty Simpson and One Be Lo on his new single “Felony.” The trio rap about the government corruption and racism on the DJ Stresh-produced song. Journalist 103 got on the radar of non-mainstream hip-hop fans when he worked with Apollo Brown and DJ Soko as one-third of 2010’s The Left project. Battle For The Hearts And Minds is his sophomore album coming out at the end of the month on Babygrande. Several Detroit rappers appear on the album including Clear Soul Forces, Nolan The Ninja, Willie The Kid and Marvwon.
Binary Star released their new single, “Supreme Alphabet” today in anticipation of the WE Binary Star album coming out in the future. One Be Lo refers to the alphabet as learning the ABC’s which in this case, means the concerns of All Black Children. One of the issues at hand is the urban violence directed at young Black men by the police and he references the Mike Brown incident. WE Binary Star will be the first album from One Be Lo and producer One Man Army since 2000’s Masters Of The Universe.