Ass Raping the Fuck out of Cancer

by oddbodkins on March 10, 2011

The joy of blogging comes from deciding that “Beating Up Cancer” is an obvious and trite choice for a post headline about an awesome beat comp with some incredible talent whose entire proceeds are going towards cancer research and then chosing to use “Ass Raping the Fuck out of Cancer,” instead.  My god, you people are lucky to have me here.

While i bask in my own glory, here’s a few words from Dropping Gems, the fine folks who put this beast together:

Dropping Gems is proud to announce the compilation album Gem Drops, our sixth release. As a central goal of the project, 100% of the revenue from Gem Drops will be donated to the American Cancer Society to support cancer research.

We’ve assembled 21 tracks of amazing new material that expresses everything we love about experimental electronic hip-hop-inspired music today. We went to those we trust: friends, family, and artists from all corners of the U.S. who push boundaries and infuse their work with heart and soul. Gem Drops brings together a diverse array of styles, but remains focused on spotlighting the kind of future-sound sensibility that makes modern music worth listening to.

The album is available as a ‘name your price/donation’ download on our Bandcamp page. We also have a very limited run of handmade CD’s with artwork available for those who donate $15 or more.”

As someone whose father is a 16-year cancer survivor with hopefully many, many more years to come, i cannot recommend the cause enough.  As a beat junkie, i’m blown away by the grooves on this beast.  i’ll be honest, i expected it to be a throw-away time waster, but with talent like Shigeto and Juj on here, you not only have some impressive names in the world of beat, but some truly mad skills as displayed by a bunch of people whose names you might not know today, but probably will before too long.

Now go drop a few ducats, and pick up this bad boy.  You’ll feel good about yourself for doing it and ever better with what you get immediately in return.  If it so happens that your few shekels helped fund the cure, well, all the better.

mp3: Kale Jams (Juj from Gem Drops)

mp3: Closer To That Situation (Connie Hawkins from Gem Drops)

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