IDE – Force Fed
“The debut album from IDE the Shanty One, “Force Fed” is a verbal maelstrom whipping through the placid seas of 21st century underground hip-hop. With thunderous beats and lightning-strike lyrics. IDE displays his furious command of the mic over 23 dark and storming beats. His imaginative and visceral word-warping and unrelenting flow striking listeners with gut-punch directness. Following Jak Progresso’s “Random Violence” as the 2nd full-length release from Creative Juices Music. “Force Fed” heralds the charge of this new artist onto the NY underground scene: IDE the Shanty One.
Already earning respect for expert production and engineering for various underground artists. Now IDE brings forth this manifesto of disgust and impatience with a twisted culture and reminds listeners why hip-hop is NOT dead. Throughout his first lp, he avoids lecturing about society directly but instead proclaims this gritty mission statement championing subversive artistry and psychic exploration.
This Creative Juices Music release gathers a total of 10 producers, including Domingo, Deep and Ben Boogz (2 Hungry Bro’s/Creative Juices), DJ Connect (Elite Fleet), and others, as well as IDE himself. While the production comes from a wide spectrum of beat makers, its unified sonic stampede of steel-toed hip-hop combines perfectly. Joining The Shanty One on the mic are U.G. (Cella Dwellas), Savage Messiah (formerly of Scienz of Life), Critical, Madness, Alucard, Jak Progresso, and L.I.F.E.Long (Stronghold). All contributing cinematic similes in an unrelenting flood. IDE’s “Force Fed” is compelling in its ferocity, and fitting that he is initiating his chapter in music in the company of these well-known figures on the underground scene.”Force Fed” is for hungry listeners, who’ve had enough of the formula, and don’t mind a little pain if their rap would only get its edge back. This brazen debut album from Ide the Shanty One is a sure classic for 2007 and another strong product from the Creative Juices Music label.”
First solo album from IDE, executive produced by 2 Hungry Bros. Released in 2007 in the early stages of IDE’s career. It has gained wide spread and high praise amongst underground hip hop fans. Original album artwork by Doug Hoffman. In celebration of the 10th anniversary Creative Juices will be re-releasing IDE’s “Force Fed” on vinyl Spring 2017.