Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 10, 2005
Waxploitation Records announced release info today for Firewater, the fifth and final album by Tha Alkaholiks. Firewater is slated for a February release and will precede an Alkaholiks ‘farewell tour’ – a final party for their fans. The group will retire after the release of Firewater and the final tour.
“Knowing Firewater was going to be our last album made us very, very focused,” says E-Swift. “We knew there was never going to be a second chance and we owed it to our fans to put everything we could into it, right here, right now.”
“We all have different goals and things we want to do as individuals. It’s important for us to move forward and find new challenges,” says J Ro.
"We were party animals for over a decade. Times are changing,” says Tash. “We’ll still get together once in a while to do a song here and a song there, but this is going to be it as far as albums go.”
Over the last decade, few artists have been able to crossover with both commercial and underground audiences as seamlessly as Tha Liks have done. Consistent fixtures year-after-year in the fickle hip hop world, Tha Alkaholiks (Tash, E-Swift and J-Ro) are considered by many to be as influential as any artist in hip hop. Classic Alkaholiks singles like “Make Room,” “Daaaaaam!” and “Likwit” are still radio and mixtape staples.
“In some ways, the release of Firewater is bittersweet,” says Waxploitation Records founder Jeff Antebi. “It feels like the end of an era, but Tha Alkaholiks are exiting with an incredible legacy to follow them. It’s not often an artist can pick their own exit, at the peak of their game.”
Tha Alkaholiks have released four critically acclaimed CDs: X.O. Experience, 21 & Over, Coast II Coast, and Likwidation which have featured a ‘who’s who’ of hip hop’s elite including Nas, Busta Rhymes, Madlib, Xzibit, Q-Tip, Kurupt, The Neptunes and Ol’ Dirty Bastard to name just a few.
Three early samples from the new album are available online. The song “Get Into It” can be heard at http://www.alkaholiks.com and the Danger Mouse produced “Chaos” can be heard at http://www.myspace.com/alkaholiks . The single “The Flute Song (LaLaLa)” can be heard at http://www.waxploitation.com
1. The Flute Song (LaLaLa)
2. Turn It Up
5. Drink Wit us
6. On Tha Floor
7. The Get Down
9. Poverty’s Paradise
10. Get Into It
11. Party Ya Ass Off
12. Handle It
13. Over Here
14. Do It
15. Popular Demand
Waxploitation is a Record Label and Management Company - the home to an array of distinctive artists including Danger Mouse, Tha Alkaholiks, DANGERDOOM, Gnarls Barkley, Tweaker, KutMasta Kurt and Teargas & Plateglass. Founded in 1996, Waxploitation has long been a place for great music, with past artists such as Jimmy Tamborello (the Postal Service), Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers), Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails), Al Jourgensen (Ministry), Josh Wink, King Britt and Dust Brothers founder Matt Dike, to name a few. http://www.waxploitation.com
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