“They’re more of a throwback to the spirit of 90s hip-hop and groups like De La Soul or The Pharcyde, who often seemed happiest when they were busy being merry pranksters. The production is searing, psychedelic, and rock-tinged, with just enough boom bap energy to feel familiar.” – Noisey
“The Green Seed plant a new D.A.I.S.Y. age on their refreshing, socially conscious debut effort Drapetomania. The emcees R-Tist and C.O.M.P.L.E.T. take turns delivering penetrating lines (and rhymes about Jude Law) while DJs FX and Jeff-C provide rich supporting textures and quaking beats.” – SPIN
“Their tracks are accessibly melodic and constructed with the sensibility of classic ‘90s forebears like De La Soul.” –The Oxford American
Birmingham based hip-hop collective, The Green Seed, premiered their “bonkers” new video Gotchoo on Noisey today which was shot on locations around Birmingham and rural parts of Alabama. Directed by Petros who is well known for his work with TV on the Radio, Ellie Goulding, and Foo Fighters, the video radiates an eclectic vibe with psychedelic elements and infectious imagery. Viewers will notice that the 1-800 number (1-844-372-7386)
featured in the video is the same one featured in their late-night infomercials—fans can call and listen to the crazy message and even leave a message of their own.
“The ‘Gotchoo‘ video is a small sample of the energy we bring to every facet of our music,”The Green Seed said over email. “From the writing, to the performances, to the visual representation, we want to exude high level energy and creativity. We appreciate Petro (director) for helping us bring that to the forefront.”
Check it out here
The Green Seed released their debut album Drapetomania on July 15, 2014 via Communicating Vessels. The album is brimming with lyrics of social awareness courtesy of emcees R-Tist and COMPLET, the stabbing attacks of dynamic DJ duo FX and Jeff C, and a lush sound world layered with rich textures and trunk-rattling beats. The Birmingham hip-hop four piece had Drapetomania exclusively streamed for all to hear via SPIN, who called it “the blend of soul, laughter, and guts.”