Vintage Curses

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Vintage Curses
Studio album by
Released2015
Recorded2014-2015
GenreHip hop
Length38:00
LabelHouse Of Capricorn
Self Release
ProducerTairrie B, Josh Lynch, Micky Murphy, Joel Stooksbury
Tairrie B chronology
Power of a Woman
(1990)
Vintage Curses
(2015)

Vintage Curses is the second studio album by American rapper Tairrie B, released August 14, 2015[1] as a free download via her official bandcamp page.[2] The album marked her return to rap music after a hiatus of more than 20 years spent fronting heavy metal bands Tura Satana, Manhole and My Ruin.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Beware The Crone" 4:02
  2. "Wicked Witch Of The West Coast" 3:58
  3. "BTCHCRVFT" 3:30
  4. "Ad Nauseam" 3:22
  5. "Spirit Queen" 4:49
  6. "Down As Dirt" 3:21
  7. "Sky Above, City Below" 3:28
  8. "Old School Gospel" 3:31
  9. "Carpe Noctum" 3:39
  10. "Devil May Care" 3:41

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Influences[edit]

Speaking to Vice Magazine,[4] Tairrie B described the mood and musical stylings of Vintage Curses "I am a West Coast woman at heart and I respect the architects such as Ice T, Ice Cube, MC Ren, WC, Mack 10, King T, Low Profile, The D.O.C. and NWA. I wanted my album to reflect what I love and have listened to since the mid 80s as well as who I am today as an artist. It has an old school feel to it because I’m old school. The influence is honest"

Singles[edit]

The video for the album's leading track 'Beware The Crone' was published to Tairrie B's official YouTube channel on June 15, 2015 accompanied by lyric video and album teaser[5] In an interview with LA Weekly[6] Tairrie discussed the song title 'Beware The Crone' and her return to rap music saying "On one hand, calling myself the 'Crone' is meant with a wink and a bit of tongue-in-cheek. On the other, I’m making a statement....Ageism has become as real as sexism and racism but — just as gender and race — has nothing to do with ability. I have never felt my art came with an expiration date." On September 16, 2015 Tairrie unveiled the 'Beware The Crone (Hecate Remix)' via SoundCloud by St Louis producer PaleFace Junkies [7] and on October 28, 2015 Tairrie released the 'Wicked Witch Of The West Coast (Mediatrix Remix)' single via SoundCloud by British producer Nina Mediatrix [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet Tairrie B: Hip-Hop's first white female rapper (who was signed to Eazy-E's label) returns with new album after 25 years". Daily Mail. London. July 2, 2015.
  2. ^ Curses, Vintage. "Tairrie B Bandcamp". Bandcamp.
  3. ^ "Discogs- Vintage Curses".
  4. ^ Magazine, Vice. "Noisey Vice- Trailblazing Rapper".
  5. ^ "Tairrie B- House Of Capricorn YouTube".
  6. ^ Tairrie B Is Back, LA Weekly. "LA Weekly- Tairrie B- Hip Hop's Original Bad Bitch".
  7. ^ "Beware The Crone- HECATE REMIX".
  8. ^ "Wicked Witch of the West Coast (Mediatrix Remix)". SoundCloud. Retrieved 2015-11-15.