Depth Charge Studios in collaboration with Back 2 Da Source Records, is proud to announce the release of the Lower Life Forms “The Whole Universe Ours” album on limited edition vinyl and compact disc.
After the release of the Lower Life Forms debut 12 inch single, “Open Invitation/ Independence Day” in March of 1997 on Depth Charge Recordings, the Lower Life Forms planned to release the full album in August of that year, but the project was tabled to push singles with their crew, Team Demolition, as well as other Team Demo produced projects. The 12 inch single became a collector’s item but the album never made it outside the crew’s inner circle. Now this limited pressing is available to 90s underground hip hop enthusiasts. The album can also be streamed on all major platforms.
Here, Mister Wise (aka Zechariah Wise) unboxes his personal copies and holds the physical vinyl album for the first time.
We have been notified by the label that this album is completely sold out. Depth Charge does not offer physical copies in our store, but the album is available for digital download and can be streamed on all major platforms.
When Donald Trump won the presidential election this past November, one of the few things people found solace in was that it would lead to some seriously great art. Enter rapper-producer Mister Wise’s “The Man of Orange,” a wonderfully biting and potent wrap up of everything that makes its target so infuriating.
If you’ve been following the Alexandria, VA-based artist on Twitter (do it, @iammisterwise), you likely picked up on his disdain of Trump and were likely expecting a musical protest of some sort. It arrives today in the form of “The Man of Orange,” which throws relentless verbal darts at the president-elect over his spewing of hatred and misinformation.
And it does so from a unique angle, because Wise uses a (clearly tongue-in-cheek) first-person perspective on the track. The approach allows the listener to really hear just how callous Trump’s words have been over Wise’s own menacing instrumental. If his work sounds at all familiar, chances are you’ve heard his music as a member of Team Demo—they have worked with the likes of 50 Cent, Sean Price, Illa Ghee, and Kurious, among others.
“The Man of Orange” becomes available this Friday, inauguration day, through all major digital retailers and streaming platforms, but can be streamed right now in its entirety, courtesy of SoundCloud. Hit that play button, and pray for our country.
When he isn’t producing head knodding hip hop with his crew Team Demo (50 Cent, Sean Price, Obie Trice etc.,) or recording, mixing and mastering for countless artists at Depth Charge Studios, Mister Wise is busy making uniquely creative records as a soloist. His latest single, “If They Don’t Hear Us Now,” fuses rock, reggae and hip hop into a call to arms against the greed and corruption of the rich and powerful.
Check out the new EP, “Champagne Water,” from soulful songstress, Nikki Jean. Nikki recorded much of the vocals for the new project with Zechariah Wise at Depth Charge Studios this past September. Wise also mixed three of the tracks as well. We have posted the Soundcloud embed here but if you REALLY want to show your support, visit iTunes for purchase.
Nikki Jean & Zechariah Wise between takes while recording the “Champagne Water” EP