Strong Arm Steady to release Arms and Hammers
Strong Arm Steady, often referred to as SAS, is a hip hop crew from the California underground hip hop scene. As of December 2009, SAS consists of members Mitchy Slick of San Diego, and (both of Los Angeles) Phil Da Agony and probably the most visually distinct member, Krondon, who is albinistic.
Artist: Strong Arm Steady
Title: Arms and Hammers
Release date: 02/1/11
Label: Blacksmith Records
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Originally an amorphous collective of at least eight, formed as an alternative to the gang-focused productions of West Coast rap's then-dominant Death Row Records, SAS pared down to four members for recording in the studio and performing live, with Xzibit as the frontman. Since he left the group in 2006, the three remaining members have been a stable trio.
SAS spent the past many years releasing mixtapes and a few full length albums; Deep Hearted in 2007 and 2009's In Search of Stoney Jackson (Stones Throw) with all production handled by Madlib.
Their new album, Arms &Hammers, drops February 1, 2011 on Talib Kweli's Blacksmith Records. Guest appearances on the record include Talib Kweli, Krs-One, Game, Too Short, Kurupt, Planet Asia and guest production from Terrace Martin, Jelly Roll and more.
Strong Arm Steady biography
Strong Arm Steady is a Hip-Hop super-group, consisting of the cream of California’s underground hip-hop scene, namely Phil the Agony, Mitchy Slick and Krondon. After becoming frustrated at the gang mentality that colored perceptions of their burgeoning underground West Coast scene, Strong Arm Steady has toured relentlessly and pounded the mixtape circuit for years, independently distributing over 200,000 mixtapes worldwide and building an extremely loyal fanbase. The group established their influence via the mixtape market which became the their foundation as they were among the first West Coast artists who weren’t DJs or DJ-affiliated to break through in the same manner as the platinum-selling 50 Cent and Young Jeezy. Strong Arm Steady found their voice by consistently speaking directly to their fans and taking control of their own buzz, bridging the gap between independent and mainstream along the way.
The early 2010 Stoney Jackson LP was produced entirely by Madlib, hip-hop’s abstract Quincy Jones, and is a hip-hop jam session with the group acting as the rhythm section for an all-star cast of guest vocalists such as Planet Asia, Guilty Simpson, Evidence, Chase Infinite, and Phonte of Little Brother. While Stoney Jackson was the group’s true expression of creative soul and spirit, the next chapter in the Strong Arm Steady saga is coming in February 2011 with the anticipated, harder-edged new album Arms & Hammers. Executive Produced by Talib Kweli, the new album is pure “rebel music” and boasts guest performances from hip-hop royalty Game, Too Short, KRS One, Kurupt, and more. Their never ending grind and consistent track record of creating great music shows why Strong Arm Steady is a force to be reckoned with in Hip-Hop.
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