Ceschi Ramos was hanging out in Sasktoon, Canada with longtime collaborator/producer Factor when he heard an instrumental he just had to use. The result is his own posse cut titled “Incesticide” featuring Open Mike Eagle, Onry Ozzborn and Doomtree’s P.O.S.
“Factor had done a remix for a Canadian band that broke up before ever using this instrumental,” Ramos explains to HipHopDX. “I thought it was such fire that I pretty much had to use it.”
The Fake Four, Inc. co-founder admits he doesn’t normally ask features on his records. In fact, he says it’s “pretty rare.” But Ramos had very personal reasons for uniting his friends Onry and P.O.S on a track together at the time.
“This seemed like the perfect one for those guys to rock, but it was formatted as a track for four people,” he says. “I had never worked with Open Mike Eagle on a track before even though we had toured together and known each other for close to a decade. He seemed like the perfect person to ask.”
Ramos describes the concept for the track as “some kind of eulogy to scenes of our youth,” specifically the “indie rap” world they all came from.
The title itself is a reference to Ramos’ favorite childhood bands, Nirvana, which dropped an album of the same name in 1992. It also directly refers to the story Ramos tells in the liner notes of his latest project, Sad, Fat Luck.
“Incesticide” comes from Ramos’ upcoming effort, Sans Soleil, which is expected to arrive on August 4. It’s the second installment in the Sad, Fat Luck trilogy.
As described in a press release, the album “completely ignores cohesiveness.” From grimy lo-fi Hip Hop to heart-wrenching folk to prog-reggaeton Spanish rap to spoken word poetry to cinematic pop — no songs on the album sound alike.
Contributors also include Yoni Wolf of Why?, Squalloscope and many more.
Check out “Incesticide” above and cop the album here.