The homie Alex over at RubyHornet was telling me about this mixtape sometime ago and I’ve been waiting patiently ever since. Naledge (Kidz in the Hall) teams up with DJ Roosevelt Treasurechest to release the first installment of the Brainiac Society Mixtape seires, Welcome to Braniac Society. A collection of music from ‘ledge and other artists that he’s built with and that he has been inspired by. Naledge’s thoughts on the project are after the jump along with the usuals in a mixtape post.
Tracklist + Download link after the jump…
Welcome To Brainiac Society is a compilation or collection of music that I like, and that I might have made or contributed to. There’s no real rhyme or reason to it. I think a lot of people got confused when I started repping Brainiac Society as my crew or my label cause I think a lot of people took it as a separation from Kidz In The Hall, which is not what it is. It’s just me giving a platform to people that I like, and I want it to be looked at moreso as a Native Tongues type of thing than as a Bad Boy type of thing. It’s just a group of people that make dope music and appreciate the artistry of Hip Hop and doesn’t have to necessarily mean they are rappers. They can sing, they can make beats, DJ, whatever. It’s about the creative renaissance that’s going on within Hip Hop all over the nation. These are people that I met in my travels who I feel are dope and they inspire me. We just get together and we collectively make art…It’s also a platform for me to put out Fooch who is my artist. It’s no departure from Kidz In The Hall. Me and Double O are such creative beings in general, that we don’t know how to operate without 30 things going on at once. We’re very much multi-taskers and we’ve always been that way. We try to have our hands in everything.
RTC mixed it, it’s got new freestyles, some exclusive stuff, some stuff that’s been leaked on the internet, stuff that you might have forgot existed or never had or never downloaded on a a CD. My hope with this is that people will download it, burn it to a CD, and just play it, or add it as a playlist to their ipod. That’s really what it is, just a dope mix, a dope collection of music. Talented individuals on all fronts, and I’m really excited about it. – Naledge [via RubyHornet]
DOWNLOAD: Naledge & DJ RTC – Welcome To Brainiac Society [right click + save as...]