• #1 Non Workers of the World (feat. William Ryan Fritch)
  • #2 Young Sole
  • #3 Denver Nights
  • #4 Assad Is Dead (written by Pedestrian)
  • #5 Never Work
  • #6 Last Earth (feat. William Ryan Fritch)
  • #7 The Untouchables (feat. Green Carpeted Stairs)
  • #8 The Void Which Binds (feat. Real Magic)
  • #9 Letter to a Young Rapper
  • #10 Animal
  • #11 The Inferno
  • #12 Definition of Slave (feat. Open Mike Eagle)
  • #13 Ruthless
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Sole / A Ruthless Criticism Of Everything Existing

Black Canyon

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  • CD
    BCR 11 CD
    Street Date:
    November 13th, 2012
    Ship Date:
    November 5th, 2012
    Street Date:
    November 13th, 2012

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Sole’s first solo album in seven years is about resistance, power, global revolution and philosophy. The title is lifted from a Marx letter by the same name.  This avant-garde hip-hop album takes the rap-as-critical-theory aesthetic that Sole has developed over the past few years on the Nuclear Winter mixtapes to a more concrete and original musical format. Following up on the critical success of Hello Cruel World, A Ruthless Criticism is the next logical step in this development of rap music; it is challenging and sometimes poppy while still pushing things in a more experimental, belligerent and militant direction. Like Sole’s previous solo albums, A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing has a multitude of collaborations with various producers, and features Busdriver, Alias, Open Mike Eagle, Alias, Ryan Hemsworth, Ausker, Factor, Man Mantis and others.


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