The hip-hop crew known as Counterfeit Money Machine have released their new LP “Desperate Measures.” The album contains 12 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 40 minutes. It has been published on the Grasshopper Juice Records independent music label without the influence or financial support of the corporate music industry. Funky, full of lyrical gymnastics and even socially conscientious, “Desperate Measures” by Counterfeit Money Machine is a hip-hop album that belongs in every rap lover’s play list.
Counterfeit Money Machine are typically billed as an alternative hip-hop group. They have cited as artistic influences Run The Jewels, the Mars Volta, and Anticon. Similarities to artists like Atmosphere, P.O.S., Toki Wright, Aesop Rock, and Busdriver can also be drawn. Fans of these progressive hip-hop favorites are likely to be enthusiastic about “Desperate Measures” for its wide stylistic variation and colorful sonic creativity. Solid, bass-driven back beats, inventive use of samples and catchy melody lines work together to make Counterfeit Money Machine’s latest LP their greatest album to date.
Fans of lyric geniuses such as Tupac Shakur, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar also have much to look forward to in this most recent CMM release. The album is chock-full of social commentary, all of it well-informed, well-intended and amusingly satirical. Hip-hop listeners looking for another bling-polishing gang endorsement disguised as art will need to look elsewhere.
Counterfeit Money Machine are based in the Cincinnati area’s thriving hip-hop underground. They are brothers Andrew (AP) and Bill Doench (Kill Bill), and beat composer DJ Juan Cosby (AKA Cincinnati Entertainment Award-winning artist Nick “Chick Pimp” Mitchell). In addition to the considerable talents of CMM, “Desperate Measures” also features appearances by popular rappers MC Longshot and Rick Chyme.
Counterfeit Money Machine have performed with renowned progressive-rap artists like Sage Francis, Sole, Busdriver, Milo, Clipping, F. Virtue, MegaRan, and others. 2015 alone saw them performing at such festivals as Three-Points in Louisville, KY, and Adjust Your Eyes and Midpoint Music Festival in their hometown of Cincinnati, OH. In addition to frequent shows in Cincinnati, they regularly appear in Brooklyn, NY, Nashville, TN, South Bend, IN, Newport, KY, and have played their vivid, Beastie-esque live act in Grand Rapids, MI, Lexington, KY, Clarksville, TN, and Philadelphia, PA, with many more locations to come.
“Desperate Measures” by Counterfeit Money Machine is available online worldwide beginning 6 November 2015. Get in early, hip hop fans. Very early.
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