INJURY RESERVE RELEASE DEBUT LP INJURY RESERVE
FEATURES JPEGMAFIA, AMINÉ, FREDDIE GIBBS
DRAM, RICO NASTY AND MORE
Toronto, ON – May 21, 2019 – Arizona rap trio, Injury Reserve, has released their debut album, Injury Reserve, via Loma Vista and Kyambo "Hip Hop" Joshua's newly formed label, Seneca Village Recordings. Kept under wraps until today, the album features JPEGMAFIA, Freddie Gibbs, DRAM and more along with Rico Nasty and Aminé who were featured on the album's singles. The group, consisting of MCs Ritchie With a T, Stepa J. Groggs and producer Parker Corey are the rap game Talking Heads with a Mystery Science Theater-like commentary on art and culture. They are art scene shit stirrers and we've seen it happen in real time with the release of each visual for the album along with sold out LET THERE BE LIGHT performances in Los Angeles, New York, London and more recently an anti-listening party where listeners were forced to sit on bleachers to witness the album via a $20,000 sound system in a brightly lit white room.
About Injury Reserve
Injury Reserve, a rap trio from Phoenix who recorded their debut mixtape in a dentist’s office (and titled it Live from the Dentist Office), have had an interesting journey from the suburbs to a coveted “A MINUS” from Robert Christgau, the “Dean of American rock critics,” in his column for Noisey. From playing house shows to being played on Beats 1 Radio by Ebro. How did it all happen? What makes producer Parker Corey and rappers Stepa J. Groggs and Ritchie With a T special?
For Complex, it’s their boundary-pushing, “DIY weirdness.” For Billboard, their fashion sense and fearless honesty. Pigeons and Planes admires their group dynamic, calling them “one of the best new groups in hip-hop,” while Mass Appeal nods to their cinematic vision. Anthony Fantano’s interest in their ability to balance tradition with innovation is well-documented on the Needle Drop, where he published an 8/10 review of Live from the Dentist Office, and last year’s Floss. The latter, a major breakthrough for the group with features from Cakes da Killa and Vic Mensa, is energetic, refined, and in Christgau’s words, “the most unpretentious hip-hop you ever heard.”
They moved their studio from the Phoenix dental office, where Corey’s grandfather practices, to a house in Altadena, California. Following a sold-out world tour, they inked a new deal with legendary A&R Hip-Hop as apart of Loma Vista Recordings, and are prepping their debut studio album, set for release this year.
Buy/stream Injury Reserve: found.ee/InjuryReserve
Buy and stream Koruna & Lime: found.ee/IR_KorunaAndLime
Buy and stream Jailbreak The Tesla (featuring Amine): fanlink.to/bxcH
INJURY RESERVE TRACKLISTING
1.Koruna & Lime
2.Jawbreaker (ft. Rico Nasty and PRO TEENS)
3.GTFU (ft. JPEGMAFIA & Cakes Da Killa)
5.Jailbreak The Tesla (ft. Aminé)
6.Gravy N Biscuits
7.Rap Song Tutorial
8.Wax On (ft. Freddie Gibbs)
9.What A Year It's Been
11.Best Spot In The House
12.New Hawaii (ft. DRAM, Tony Velour & Dylan Brady)
13.Three Man Weave