HipHopDX Premiere: Anticon co-founder pedestrian is preparing to release his first album in 11 years — unIndian II. To commemorate the momentous occasion, the veteran MC has shared the lead single from the project, “Oakland Hosanna,” a wild roller coaster ride of frantic drums and passionate lyricism.
“Rap has taught me the principle that this is a world in which everything is either shared or dead,” pedestrian said in a press release. “Whether it’s pre-WWII songs or Divine Styler, old gospel or Nas; everything is to be shared. So, according to the laws of Hip Hop, I work with whatever exists and I know about. And fuck money.”
Described as a “continuation of seismic revelations on life and the ongoing progression of human resistance towards the veils of dictatorship,” the upcoming five-track effort will be on Sole’s label, Black Box Tapes, and distributed through Alpha Pup.
Features and production collaborations include long-time friends and Anticon cohorts Jel, Odd Nosdam, Josiah Wolf (of WHY?), Telephone Jim Jesus, Sole, Robert Werner, Paperback and Bomarr.
unIndian II is expected to arrive on December 1.
Check out the cover art and tracklist below, and “Oakland Hosanna” above.
- Oakland Hosannah
- Volume Of The Seven Seas
- Resurrecting Morning
- Songs Not Songs