Collusion

by Diabolic & Vanderslice

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Intro: Hahaha Y’all ain’t shit Motherf*ckin’ Diabolic, Vanderslice We colludin’ to take this mother f*cker over I don’t give a f*ck what y’all think… Verse 1: This shit is madness, got so many of these little bastards On my coattails they ripped the fabric on my winter jacket I could sit here and list the cats spitting wack sh*t But it would take longer to finish that sh*t than the ‘Middle Passage’ So I’m sitting back and thinking what to rhyme about Off the top like hair follicles on Talib’s scalp In his momma’s house with my feet up on the couch Burning trees like napalm in Laos ’til I get cotton mouth Then I’m out, bout to go in every spot Playing Fetty Wap and make them throw on some Freddie Fox I don’t need any props I don’t already got So shove your Gucci belt and Fendi socks up your penny slot ’Til the wedgie is so deadly to your sweaty tw*t The doc gives you a pap like Remi Ma, nah let me stop I’m known on every block, while you smoking reggie pot At home making enemies on the web like Eddie Brock Henny shots while I’m recording got my body organs Polymorphing to a wavelength that caused tsunami warning But y’all be snoring that’s why Bolic’s posse forming Got a leg up like Daniel crane kicking Johnny Lawrence The way Miyagi taught it cause if you have the heart Rapping starts to open doors like raptors in Jurassic Park But y’all are wack and only act the part That’s why we skip what you say like you’re mumbling to Shannon Sharpe Chorus: Been a long time luckily the king is back On the throne drinking Jack no puppet strings attached Just some peasants clinging to my ding-a-ling and sack Attitude’s still f*ck you, what you think of that? I do my G*d damn thing, what you think of that? Let these brass balls swing, what you think of that? I’m the motherf*ckin’ king what you think of that? Verse 2: I deserve Dom P poured for me slow On last night’s first class flight to Puerto Rico Then we go private jet to board at Heathrow To snorkel by a coral reef while I wore a Speedo That’s just how they lie to normal people And why my alter ego formed, born in vitro Importing kilos of raw for corporate credos Too busy trying to whore the culture to make sure the seeds grow But what does he know, Bolic’s like a troglodyte Neanderthal trapped in solid ice who let him on the mic? Save the drama fights and gossip for your blogger sites If you don’t like my shit your momma might, so I’m alright Bolic’s life wasn’t bubblebaths and lemonade Nothing upperclass doctors understaffed on Medicaid Now this renegade is touching cash and getting paid With fans behind me like hovercrafts in the Everglades Yesterday…I squeezed guns with infrared So save the horse shit you say for reruns of Mister Ed Bolic’s sicker than theee hundred living dead Priests, nuns and midgets spread in threesomes with chicken heads I grew up where police come in with feds Freedom gets rip to shreds, they feed them prescription meds I don’t believe a word these punks and bitches said Cause when their skin is shed they’re just geeks from the interweb Chorus Been a long time luckily the king is back On the throne drinking Jack no puppet strings attached Just some peasants clinging to my ding-a-ling and sack Attitude’s still f*ck you, what you think of that? I do my G*d damn thing, what you think of that? Let these brass balls swing, what you think of that? I’m the motherf*ckin’ king what you think of that?
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Normalize 03:10
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Other Side 02:44
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Once Again 03:09
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about

Since the early aughts, rapper Diabolic and producer Vanderslice have moved in similar circles, so it was only a matter of time that they would join forces for a collaborative record. With the release of 'Collusion,' that time is now, and it couldn’t have arrived at a more perfect moment. The project eschews every trend and flash-in-the-pan style to create a record that’s a must-listen for anyone who truly appreciates sharp lyricism and neck snapping production.

“We’re two artists with 18 years of friendship, colluding to form a cohesive monster,” Diabolic says of working with Vanderslice. “The chemistry is automatic,“ he adds. “At first, we tested the waters to see if the chemistry was there, and if we could actually make a cohesive record, that we were both passionate about, and we did,” echoes Slice.

It’s apparent that 'Collusion' is an absolute force when you hear opening track “Think of That,” a blistering banger featuring shots at his rivals, over Slice’s hypnotic production. And the remainder of the album hits just as hard, with tracks like the chest-thumping “Normalize,” the Nems featured heater, “See the Light,” the DJ Revolution-assisted “Simon Phoenix,” and the B-Side opener, “The Other Side,” which Vanderslice claims to be one of his toughest beats in years. 

In addition to battle-ready bars and neck-breaking production, the lyrics and album title of course reference the nation’s current political climate. But the thing is, that wasn’t intentional for either collaborator. “The ‘political’ topics I touch on are just hints of what’s on my mind at the time” Diabolic explains. Adding to that, Vanderslice states: “You let the artist write and record whatever they want. It's my job to trim the fat and present it in it's absolute best light.” With the fat trimmed and everything in place, we're left with one of the most noteworthy rapper-producer collaborations of the year. 

‘Collusion’ is available now for pre-order in both digital and CD formats, and becomes available on Friday, April 12. The LP is set to drop on two vinyl configurations as an official Record Store Day title through participating RSD outlets on April 13. Cassettes will also be available following the initial release, equipped with the instrumental passes. Be sure to check out our various album-themed merchandise which we'll be updating to Bandcamp regularly.

credits

released April 12, 2019

• All tracks produced by Vanderslice & Green Steez for War Machine Music, Inc.
• All songs mixed by scott stallone at found sound recording, Philadelphia, PA
• All songs mastered by D-Sane @ www.Digitalagesound.Com - Seattle, WA
• Photography by Sun Bronx | www.instagram.com/sunbronx
• Album cover designed by Frank “DJ Concept” Demaria | www.instagram.com/concept1200

Instagram:
• Diabolic: www.instagram.com/diabolichiphop
• Vanderslice: www.instagram.com/vansleazy
• Coalmine Records: www.instagram.com/coalminerecords

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