Aceyalone, the legendary emcee and founding member of seminal rap groups Freestyle Fellowship, Haiku D’Etat and Project Blowed, has announced the follow-up to 2009′s Aceyalone & The Lonely Ones, titled Leanin’ on Slick, set to drop May 28 on Decon. Since his formative days of battling at the Good Life Cafe circa 1989, Aceyalone is a forefather of the West Coast underground rap scene that spawned the emergence and success of groups like The Pharcyde, Jurassic 5 and his own Freestyle Fellowship, whose 1993 record Innercity Griots is an undeniable classic of the genre.
Leanin’ moves on from the doo-wop tones of Lonely Ones in favor of soulful, funky beats to support his signature tight rhymes and bouncing-ball flow. The album features 13 dynamic tracks with frequent collaborator BIONIK, as well as Daniel Merriweather, Treasure Davis and, perhaps most notably, singer Cee Lo Green.
1. 30 And Up
2. Leanin’ On Slick
3. I Can Get It Myself feat. BIONIK
4. What You Gone Do With That
5. One Cup, Two Cup
6. Cold Piece
7. Pass The Hint
8. I’m No Cassanova
9. Show Me Them Shoes
10. Workin’ Man’s Blues feat. Cee Lo Green
12. Things Get Better feat. Daniel Merriweather
13. Hit The Road feat. Treasure Davis and BIONIK