Journey to the West

by Touch

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The CritIQ Even in the notable absence of Pigsy, Sandy and Tripitaka, this Rap retelling of the Sun Wukong legend is mightily impressive. An epic high concept album built from market stall cassettes.It'd be wicked to hear Touch collaborate with Juice Li on a Monkey God/John Fong crossover project.
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Epilogue 01:32

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For Journey to the West, producer T. Perk sources his samples from cassettes of folk songs he rescued from various traditional Chinese markets, and surrounds them with thick, head-banging drums, while Touch weaves a slick narrative that continues from one song to the next. His re-telling of Chinese folk hero Sun Wukong's tortured life—substituting Wukon's mission to find the Sutra with a mission to find true hip hop through self discovery—eventually culminates in an end battle and a surprise conclusion that rewards those with enough patience to take in this hip hop audio book from front to back.

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released November 10, 2017

Written and performed by Touch
Produced by T. Perk
Cuts by DJ Dirty Needlz

Recorded at Up In Arms Studios
Mastered by Nato

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Hand'Solo Records Toronto

Operating out of Toronto, Canada since 1996, Hand'Solo Records is devoted to releasing quality hip hop that is creative, clever and often experimental. Early releases, now out of print, include Buck 65, Sixtoo, Moka Only, and others. Currently home to Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM!, The Mighty Rhino, The Dirty Sample, Touch, Tachichi, Primordial Emcee, royceBIRTH, 51nine02, More Or Les and Backburner. ... more

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