Carnage has been doing his thing for a long time and on his latest record, Worth The Wait, he still sounds as hungry as ever. As raw and spontaneous as his delivery sounds, Carnage is a scientist and is meticulous with his craft. Everything, from the word placement, vocal inflection, production, & scratched hooks is deliberate and meaningful...the listener is challenged to piece it all together.
Worth The Wait is supported by a heavy cast of producers, musicians and vocalists. There's a balance of familiar and new names; Medium Zach, Desdamona, Casey O'Brien, Concentrate, 8 Bza, Kev Arnold The Magnificent, RSK, Dial_System, Cheap Cologne, Bill Mike, Bob Lindberg, and Imaginary Friend. All that plus the super posse cut featuring Mally, Megatron, Random Thoughts, Capaciti, Desdamona, Mac S.P.I.L.L.Z, Jerk, 8 Bza, Beasly, Mike Frey, Illusion, Concentrate & Mikey Finn.
Through out the album, Carnage satisfies with his signature rugged but precisely erratic flow, filled with brain-bending patterns, slick metaphors, and eye-widening punchlines. However, he also branches out by rocking over some less traditional sounds and textures for the album's production.
The premiere leaker track from the album is "I Want It All" which finds him delivering what is probably his most personal track to date. Over a moody, uptempo joint he chronicles his child hood of dealing with poverty, his relationship with his parents, living in foster homes, and discovering Hip Hop. Despite the change in topic, Carnage doesn't sacrifice flow, content or complexity, delivering the condensed bio with the intensity of a battle rhyme:
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Fifth Element & Fill In The Breaks Present: Carnage's "Worth The Wait" Album Release Celebration!
-4 PM: Album Listening Party
-5 PM: Special Invited Guest Performances by: Toki Wright, Kristoff Krane, Glo of
Abstract Pack, Maria Isa, Felipe Cuauhtli, of Los Nativos, Desdamona, Ice Rod, Tish
Jones, Ecid, DJ Stage One and more!
-5:45 PM: Carnage "Worth The Wait" Album Performance
-6:30 PM: Meet & Greet/Autograph Signing