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Lil Ugly Mane - "Passion Sceptre / Dert Mystery"

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Admittedly, I never hopped on the Lil Ugly Mane hype train. Travis Miller, the actual name of this elusive Richmond rapper, didn't grab me initially, but after seeing him turn away underground fame and announcing this project as defunct, I've been trying to give his music another chance.

In regards future output, Miller's words carry a strong sense of finality. To quote his Bandcamp:

"THERE IS NOTHING ELSE. THE OFFICIAL FACEBOOK, WHILE STILL VISIBLE, IS INACTIVE. ASIDE FROM THIS BANDCAMP, THERE ARE NO OTHER WEBSITES OR BLOGS THAT EXIST."

The same Bandcamp description promises the release of a boxset via Ormolycka, but how complete this compilation will be is yet to be seen. In the meantime, Miller seems to be dropping about every piece of music he's worked on under the Lil Ugly Mane name, which has led to the release of some pretty interesting experimental hip hop.

The track "Passion Sceptre / Dert Mystery" is one instance of that, featuring an industrially tinged beat, a killer flow, and loads of vocal effects--not to mention the track's multiple phases and 9-minute run-time. Listen to it in context on this EP over here.

It'll certainly be interesting to take a listen to this boxset when it drops and get a bird's-eye view of this short-live project's twisted and strange contributions to rap music.

Lil Ugly Mane - Three Sided Tape Volume Two

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Southern hip hop oddity Lil Ugly Mane has dropped yet another collection of unreleased songs and instrumentals. Again, he's separated the three tracks here into a seamless mix, bringing all of these odds and ends together into tracks that span past 15 minutes each. Enjoy! Stream volume 1 of the Three Sided Tape here.

Lil Ugly Mane - Three Sided Tape Volume One

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Underground hip hop mysterio Lil Ugly Mane drops roughly an hour of new material on what's been dubbed the Three Sided Tape Volume One. You can stream the three sides via the widget above, and the tracks have essentially been bunched into the "three sides" of this tape, which is cool. Lil Ugly Mane isn't exactly for the impatient, and maybe these uncut segments will allow his music to flow together into the druggy, chopped & screwed nightmare that it is. Give a listen, enjoy, and grab this project for whatever price you want on Bandcamp.