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(Brooklyn, NY) – Today, Brooklyn rap duo A-Alikes release their highly anticipated EP Us Against Them June 11th, which includes the lead single “Whole Life” featuring M-1 of dead prez. The EP and single are available on iTunes, Spotify, MOG and all other key online outlets. This EP includes features from M-1, Divine from The D.E.Y, and Raye 6. Coinciding with the release of the EP is the music video for “Whole Life”, directed by Exile Ramirez.
A-Alikes consist of rappers Ness and K. The group formed in Tallahassee, FL. during the late Nineties. It was there that they connected with their People’s Army/R.B.G. comrades Stic.man and M-1 of dead prez. This fertile environment allowed the crews to cultivate a delicate balance between the reality of the streets and the revolutionary philosophy that remains the backbone of A-Alikes’ powerful and poignant lyrical exposition.
A-Alikes have long since relocated to Brooklyn where they are mainstays as musical icons and proponents of progressive community activism. Whether it’s conducting interviews for their upcoming documentary film Ballot or the Bullet, performing and setting up fundraising events for the burgeoning Occupy Movement, working on their “Eat Right” online campaign, or simply tearing down stages at local events, the A-Alikes have been all about putting their words into action.
Ness from A-Alikes – “We went through a phase where we were looking for the right “home” for the project but the labels we met up with either didn’t understand A-Alikes’ music or wanted to control it to an extent. With Hard Boiled/eOne we basically get the freedom to do us but still have a team riding with us, helping us get our music to the people.”
Charles Book (President of Hard Boiled Records) adds, “We are thrilled to be working with A-Alikes and Guerilla Nation. These guys walk the walk and give sincere voice to an audience that has been too often ignored in today’s disposable and highly commercialized musical environment. This is music for the heart, soul and mind and I can’t wait to help share the great things this group has in store with the rest of the world.”