Vast Aire, remember him? He’s the titan MC who shocked the world and conquered critics as the leader of Definitive Jux’s landmark upstart crew, Cannibal Ox; their essential 2002 debut, Cold Vein, was a chart-topper in nearly every smart music critic’s year-end poll.
After quickly following up his critically-acclaimed 2004 solo-debut, Look Momâ€¦No Hands, with two Martial Arts inspired Way Of The Fist mixtapes and after a few years scratching his collaborative itch (2005â€™s The Best Damn Rap Show with High & Mightyâ€™s DJ Mighty Mi and in 2007, Vast joined forces with Karniege under the pseudonym Mighty Joseph and released Empire State) Vast returns with his sophomore solo-LP, Dueces Wild, which will be released on 6-24-08 on One Records.
With guest appearances from Camp Loâ€™s Gecchi Suede (â€œThe Dynamic Duoâ€), Copywrite (â€œGive Me That Micâ€) and a Pete Rock produced Cannibal Ox reunion track (â€œMecca And The Oxâ€) Vast concluded the recording sessions for Dueces Wild supremely confident with the music he had created as he states â€œI put the letter â€œUâ€ before the â€œEâ€ in the LP title because I have paid my dues and this is the best music I have ever made. This project is about the power of the number 2 and the truth and the balance of the Ying-Yang. The number 2 influences many facets of our lives; this my sophomore solo-LP (second solo-LP), your Mom and dad are â€œtwo,â€ you and the love of your life are â€œtwo,â€ life and death, good and bad, night and day, love and hate are all interrelated with the number â€œtwoâ€.
Dueces Wild is primarily produced by Melodius Monk, a multi-talented producer, vocalist and lyricist from the streets of Brooklyn , Monk grew up with Vast and in fact has been making music with Vast as far back as Cannibal Oxâ€™s inception and he helped craft Dueces Wild retro-sonic/alternative Trip-Hop feel.
In the card game of life, any deck of cards can reveal pain, power, pleasure, misery, poverty, life and death. There are many choices you can make, but the final outcome ultimately depends on making the most out of those cards. Dueces Wild is truly a full deck of wild cards!
Tracklisting and credits for Vast Aireâ€™s Dueces Wild:
1.) You Know (produced by Lee Parasite)
2.) T.V. Land (produced by Melodius Monk)
3.) Take Two (produced by Melodius Monk)
4. The Dynamic Duo f/Gecchi Suede of Camp Lo (produced by Aspet One)
5.) Give Me That Mic f/Copywrite (produced by Rocktight)
6.) Mecca And The Ox f/Vordul Mega (produced by Pete Rock)
7.) Back 2 Basicsâ€ (produced by Melodius Monk)
8.) Lunchroom Rap (Itâ€™s Nothing) (produced by Oh No)
9.) When Starz Fall f/Double A.B., Thanos, Swave Sevah & Karniege (produced by DJ Priority Musik)
10.) The Crush (produced by Falside)
11.) Shu (The God of Aire) (produced by Thanos)
12.) Graveyard Shift f/Genesis (produced by Melodius Monk)
13.) The Infinity War (produced by Thanos)
14.) The Man With Out Fear (produced by Melodius Monk)