Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 9, 2005
Famed artist/producer Danger Mouse and the flamboyant, one-of-a-kind force of nature Cee-Lo announced today they are putting the finishing touches on a collaborative project called The Gnarls Barkley.
Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse began working on the album last year, but Danger Mouse's Grey Album and Cee-Lo's Soul Machine albums dropped at about the same time resulting in both artists becoming sidetracked.
"Cee-Lo and I kept talking about trying to finish this album for a long time," says Danger Mouse. "Both of us had breaks in our schedules at the same time recently, so I flew down to Atlanta and two weeks later we had eight songs done. No doubt we'll finish the album this month. We're on a roll."
Cee-Lo is a founding member one of the leading Dirty South super groups Goodie Mob. His debut solo album Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections, with hits like "Gettin' Grown" and "Closet Freak" established him as an elite member of next generation R&B/hip hop/neo soul artists. He cemented his acclaimed status with the release of his follow up Cee-Lo Green...is the Soul Machine CD featuring Pharrel and Ludacris.
Danger Mouse recently produced the new Gorillaz album, titled Demon Days, which features De La Soul, Neneh Cherry, Roots Manuva, MF Doom, Ike Turner, Bootie Brown of the Pharcyde, Shaun Ryder, and Dennis Hopper. He had a breakthrough year in 2004, honored as one of the year's GQ Men of the Year (alongside Kanye West), SPIN named him their "Eccentric Genius of the Year", he was hailed as "The Hottest Hip-Hop Producer in the World" by NME, honored with Album of the Year by Entertainment Weekly as well as being added to Q Magazine's "Industry's 100 Most Influential People". Danger Mouse will soon release his long awaited collaboration album with MF Doom, under the name DangerDoom, as a joint venture between Epitaph Records and [adult swim], in association with Rhymesayers and Waxploitation Music Corp.
Danger Mouse gained notoriety after producing the infamous Grey Album, a unique hybrid of work touted as the one of the most intriguing hip hop productions of all time, an album which forever raised the bar on hip hop experimentalism, dubbed a 'bootleg masterpiece' by GQ. With one million downloads in just one week and an ensuing battle between major record companies, the media, and copyright advocates, the Grey Album is considered a watershed moment in music history.
The album is currently in the hands of Monopoly Atlanta and Waxploitation Music Corp, with the artists in talks with major label distributors for a Summer release. "This is the kind of distinctive, ahead of the curve album that kids are begging for. And the beauty is, it's not tied to a specific genre of music." says Waxploitation's Jeff Antebi. "Once we dropped the snippets onto the street, it's resonated with a flurry of activity, which is always a good sign that the music is hitting a nerve."
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Waxploitation Music Corp is the home to vital next generation artists including Danger Mouse, Tweaker, Danger Doom (w/ Rhymesayers), Dopestyle 1231, the Cee-Lo & Danger Mouse collab project Gnarls Barkley and Teargas & Plateglass as well hip hop legends Tha Alkaholiks and KutMasta Kurt. Waxploitation was founded in 1995 with the release of the acclaimed Strictly Ballroom CD, the first project of Postal Service's Jimmy Tamborello. In the last decade, Waxploitation artists have included Digable Planet's King Britt, Peanut Butter Wolf, Ministry's Al Jourgensen, Josh Wink, Butthole Surfer's (and Sublime producer) Paul Leary, Dust Brothers founder Matt Dike, Presidents of the United States of America's Dave Dederer, Scanner, Tortoise's John McEntire,