True Neutral Crew

Stream True Neutral Crew’s Debut Album, Soft Rules

July 19, 2016   Premiere

Considering how deep the Deathbomb Arc catalogue runs—we’re talking more than 100 tape, CD, vinyl, and digital editions for everyone from Death Grips to Thurston Moore—newcomers oughta start with True Neutral Crew if they hope to ever understand where the LA label’s head is at.

A sprawling collective that includes Daveed Diggs (clipping.) Brian Kinsman (ex-Foot Village), Signor Benedick The Moor, and Margot Padilla, TNC makes absolutely mental hip-hop that carries traces of ambient, drone, and experimental music to its illogical conclusion. The following Soft Rules premiere is taken from a double CD pressing that features both of the group’s previously released mixtapes, a few one-offs, and appearances by Black Pus and The Soft Pink Truth. Have a listen here and look out for a complete track-by-track breakdown when the album drops next Friday…