Nocando Drops "Severed" Project With Slug & Aceyalone
The pain and the powerful art sometimes just go hand in hand.
Los Angeles battle rap vet Nocando has returned with a new full length project called Separate, an 11-track journey into the pain he was experiencing throughout his separation with the mother of his three children. With the monster of the features of Sean "Slug" Daley of Atmosphere and Aceyalone of Freestyle Fellowship/Project Blowed fame, the album is a firm believer of the output from the ego-fueled rap battle kicked off Nocando's career. But sometimes life just happens.
I have directed and am currently editing the next music video Severed. It is shot in a very special place for me and the song is a magical one that almost did not make the album. The stone that the builder refused type of shit! I can not wait until that has been done. @adamstanzak shot and @tamarawofford occurred. #cut drops Friday by the way!!!
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"I did 'Broke' in a moment in my relationship with my wife — my high school sweetheart and the mother of my three children — was coming to an end," Nocando explained in a press release. "This was right at the time that the rap of the crew-side of my record Label Hellfyre Club began to dissolve and when I separated from my business partners at the lowest End of the Theory of more than a decade. In addition, I was broke as fuck. The songs of 'Cut' are more personal, more vulnerable than anything I had done before. The battle rap braggadocio that I held dear for so many years, faded away. Every piece of my personal life was shattered and reorganized. I had no option but to rebuild the earth."
Overall, Severed is a story about a man losing hope in everything and everyone, including himself, and also serves as one of Nocando's most powerful albums to date.
Check out the album stream, cover art and the tracklist below.
Cut f. Jimetta Rose, And The Dream Of The Panther
Salty (prod. Curtiss King)
The Way (prod. Jack Jr)
Wize Words f.