The debut album from Ide the Shanty One, “Force Fed” is a verbal maelstrom whipping through the placid seas of 21st century underground hip-hop with thunderous beats and lightning-strike lyrics. Ide displays his furious command of the mic over 23 dark and storming beats, his imaginative and visceral word-warping and unrelenting flow striking listeners with gut-punch directness. Following Jak Progresso’s “Random Violence” as the 2nd full-length release from Creative Juices Music, “Force Fed” heralds the charge of this new artist onto the NY underground scene: Ide the Shanty One. Already earning respect for expert production and engineering for various underground artists, now Ide brings forth this manifesto of disgust and impatience with a twisted culture and reminds listeners why hip-hop is NOT dead.
Throughout his first lp, he avoids lecturing about society directly but instead proclaims this gritty mission statement championing subversive artistry and psychic exploration. This Creative Juices Music release gathers a total of 10 producers, including Domingo, Deep and Ben Boogz (2 Hungry Bro’s/Creative Juices), DJ Connect (Elite Fleet), and others, as well as Ide himself, yet projects a unified sonic stampede of steel-toed hip-hop. Joining The Shanty One on the mic are U.G. (Cella Dwellas), Savage Messiah (formerly of Scienz of Life), Critical, Madness, Alucard, Jak Progresso, and L.I.F.E.Long (Stronghold), all contributing cinematic similes in an unrelenting flood. Ide’s “Force Fed” is compelling in its ferocity, and fitting that he is initiating his chapter in music in the company of these well-known figures on the underground scene.”Force Fed” is for hungry listeners, who’ve had enough of the formula, and don’t mind a little pain if their rap would only get its edge back. This brazen debut album from Ide the Shanty One is a sure classic for 2007 and another strong product from the Creative Juices Music label.
2) Never ft Alucard
3) Bounty Hunter ft DJ Mista Sinista
4) Field of Orbs
5) Hidden Network ft Mista Sinista
6) Coat of Arms
7) Haight & Ashbury ft Savage Messiah
9) Ravenous ft Alucard & Jak Progresso
10) Psilasylum ft Alucard
11) Serpentine Movements
12) What Happens ft US, Critical, Madness, Life Long
13) Trade & Kinship
14) Sun Pyramids ft Alucard
15) Superior Knowledge ft Savage Messiah & Jak Progresso