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© 2008 Guerrilla Funk Recordings and Filmworks, LLC.
Written and Produced by PARIS
Directed by Cory Shaw, Buildestroy, Inc.
Just in time for election year, Paris returns to the now-seemingly apolitical world of hip-hop to once again inject his patented form of sonic vitriol into the musical landscape with his latest release, Acid Reflex. With commentary on a wide range of topics including black-on-black crime and violence, the ongoing problem of police brutality, illegal and immoral wars, the crooked arena of politics and the need for more of an equal balance between positive and negative influences in entertainment, Acid Reflex is the latest installment of cutting-edge funk-and-rock-inspired hip-hop in a career spanning the sale of over 3.8 million units independently worldwide.
The lead single, "Don't Stop the Movement," provides a scathing reintroduction to Paris' polemics, and serves as a stark reminder of the type of potent politically and socially aware commentary in hip-hop that has become less and less frequent as the art form becomes increasingly corporatized and diluted for mass consumption. Featuring performances by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and Parliament/Funkadelic frontman George "Dr. Funkenstein" Clinton, Public Enemy leader Chuck D. and newcomer and Paris-protege T-K.A.S.H., Acid Reflex is a acerbic criticism of modern day American life, and acts as a rallying cry for the need for social justice, unity and awareness.
From the sad state of Darfur and Congo, to America's legacy of aggression, to Katrina and religious fanaticism, it's all here. And the timing is perfect too - in an era where politics has become popular culture and the United States is poised to possibly elect its first black president - only a handful of artists with an international platform will choose to seize the moment. Paris does.
Continuing in the tradition of artists who can be relied upon to remain consistent with both content and dedication to musical quality, this latest effort by Paris will please not only his existing loyal supporters, but should prove to gain him many new listeners as well.
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WIN $10,0 OF SCHOLARSHIP OR HOUSING MONEY WITH ACID REFLEX!
San Francisco, CA - Forget spinners and diamonds, Bay Area rapper/activist Paris is putting his own spin on the "golden ticket" contest: a college education. Three randomly placed tickets will be slipped into copies of Paris' October 28th album, Acid Reflex, on his own Guerrilla Funk Recordings and Filmworks, LLC, distributed by Fontana/Universal. With three guaranteed winners, each prize is a ten-thousand dollar award redeemable as a scholarship towards any kind of post-high school education or towards housing expenses.
"We're living in the hardest economic times in recent memory, and this is a perfect way for me to try to ease the pain for my supporters," says Paris. "I realize that money is tight for many people and that music is becoming less and less of a priority when everything is rising but wages. This is not only a perfect way for me to express my gratitude to those who continue to support me, but to emphasize both the importance of higher education and the need to continue to support art of substance."
To win, you must purchase an Acid Reflex CD at a physical retail location or online (contest does not apply to vinyl). Upon opening the CD, winners will receive notification stating "CONGRATULATIONS! YOU'VE WON $10,0 FOR EITHER SCHOOL EXPENSES OR HOUSING!" Only winning CD packages will contain notification and details for the claiming of prizes. Non-winning CD packages will not contain notification of any kind.
Acid Reflex comes just in time for election year and contains commentary on a wide range of topics including black-on-black crime and violence, the ongoing problem of police brutality, war, politics and what Paris calls "the need for more of an equal balance between positive and negative influences in entertainment." Acid Reflex is the latest installment of cutting-edge funk-and-rock-inspired hip-hop in a career spanning the sale of over 3.8 million units independently worldwide. It features performances by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and Parliament/Funkadelic frontman George "Dr. Funkenstein" Clinton and Public Enemy leader Chuck D.
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