In the immortal words of Rakim, ‘it’s been a long time…’. After nearly 3 years, one of the longest breaks in between projects I’ve ever taken, comes the release of A Memoir Called Noir, the latest self-written and self-produced output from Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice. This time around the beats are a bit darker, and the lyrics are more forthright and honest than usual. Dynamite verbal assists are included from Kazee Queen and BERNICHUS. Thanks to the good homey at Frownland Records, this album (and all of my other albums) are available on every digital streaming/storefront service your little heart could desire, so don’t sleep on the project. For those about to support, we salute you.
I’ve been hard at work on A Memoir Called Noir for a long time. I’ve probably been working on Old Time Religion for a good 16 months or so. I knew from the moment this song started to take shape, however, that I wanted Bernichus on the track. His vocal timbre, wit and delivery, in my opinion, were a perfect match for closing out the track. Recently, Bernichus laced me with his recorded verse (shout out to Chris Boasso for the engineering assist) and I liked it so much that I decided to leak the track prior to the upcoming release of the full length album (stay tuned for details on that). If you dig the track, give it a like, share or comment, and hopefully this album lives up to expectations… I’m very happy with it, and ready to share it.