New Studio Album Features Guest Stars Barrington Levy, Karl Denson,G. Love, Angelo Moore, Chali 2na, Don Carlos & Ian Neville
Bringing back their signature mash-up of eclectic grooves, Slightly Stoopid release Top Of The World.
Top Of The World, their highly-anticipated seventh studio album, is released on the band's own Stoopid Records, on which their previous releases have combined for sales of nearly one million copies.
The seven-piece band continues to explore a variety of styles on the new record, with help from some of their biggest influences and heroes. Reggae legends Barrington Levy and Don Carlos of Black Uhuru are present on the tracks "Ur Love" and "Marijuana," respectively.
Longtime band friend and touring partner G. Love appears on "Hiphoppablues," and Fishbone frontman Angelo Moore appears on "Ska Diddy." Ex-Jurassic Five emcee extraordinaire Chali 2na drops his signature verses on "Just Thinking," while Dumpstaphunk's Ian Neville and "unofficial 8th member" Karl Denson of Greyboy Allstars also lend their talents throughout the album.
Top Of The World is much more than just high-profile collaborations; the album's 21 tracks demonstrate the uncanny ability of Slightly Stoopid to mix a diverse selection of influences without losing sight of the touchstones of each distinct genre.
The hip-hop beat of "Top of the World" is threaded with a hypnotic guitar line and undeniably catchy vocal hooks, while "Devil's Door" is a smooth blast of dubbed-out funk accented by the tight horn section and a psychedelic guitar solo. The uplifting track "Serious Man" muses over the classic Jamaican sounds of the '70s and '80s, and "Underneath The Pressure" rides a lively ska rhythm that bursts out of the stereo at a dynamic tempo. The head-nodding meditations of "Just Thinking" mix the band's sweet vocal delivery with Chali 2na's acrobatic verbal flow, punctuated by signature saxophone riffs.
Since forming in 1995, Slightly Stoopid has toured virtually non-stop, and this summer is no different. Slightly Stoopid has joined forces with 311 for what promises to be the party of the summer, as the two bands launch Unity Tour 2012. This installment of the annual trek has hit amphitheaters nationwide, ending September 5, 2012. Previously, Slightly Stoopid's annual summer amphitheater tours have been supported by Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Ozomatli, Sly & Robbie and Stephen Marley, at venues including Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Berkeley's Greek Theater and NYC's Central Park.
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