Anti-Pop Consortium End After 8 Years
"New York City's seminal avant-hip hop trio, the Anti Pop Consortium, officially announces its amicable dissolution. Having spent the last 8 years contributing some of the most adventurous and groundbreaking hip hop the world has ever seen, and most recently releasing an album with Warp Records, Arrythmia, to world-wide acclaim, APC has reached the final point in its journey. "Anti Pop wasn't initiated with the concrete, long term goal of doing music as a group. They are 3 dynamic, creative forces who are now moving forward individually to pursue solo projects that have long been in the works," says the group's manager, Amaechi Uzoigwe of Ozone Music. "They came together for a period of time to create something special and unique, which they succeeded in doing, and now they're focused on fulfilling their respective musical and creative visions. They have nothing but love and support for one another. They made their mark while they were here, and expanded the very notion of what hip hop music was or could be." Along the way, they garnered the support of artists like Radiohead, Dr. Dre, DJ Shadow, Pharoah Monche, and others, and the respect and admiration of critics and fans world-wide
The spirit of APC will continue to live on in their solo manifestations. Group member Beans will be releasing a solo record for Warp early next year; M. Sayyid is finishing up his own solo album and will be releasing a single this fall; High Priest will be dropping a solo instrumental album on Warp, has produced an upcoming collaboration with free jazz prodigy Matthew Shipp, as well as done production and remixes for various artists and will be dropping solo material through Anti Pop Records, which he continues to helm; and engineer/producer E. Blaize will be working with all three.
The group would like to express their sincerest gratitude and appreciation to all who have supported them over the years."
We are also sorry to announce that all Anti-Pop Consortium live dates have been cancelled.