You may not have heard much from Reelistic Records lately, but they been busy! Art of War have teamed up with Canada’s Sin of Sizzerb fame to bring you Cop It Vol 3: Supremacy. Melbourne veterans Burna, Minas and Chris L have collaborated with some of the biggest names in hip hop including Lil Wayne, Styles P, Sheek Louch, Bizzy Bone (Bone Thugs N Harmony) and Mysonne to name a few.
Local guests include Ciecmate and Newsense, with DJ Kilo back on the cuts. Reelistic Records also introduce their newest addition, singer Mr. Dixon.
In the tradition of the previous volumes of Cop It, Art of War again work with prolific guests. Camouflaged sees them team up with multi-platinum chart topper Lil Wayne and underground mixtape legend Mysonne.
Princess Of Persia and Mandolins Cry feature Serbian vocalist Boban Rajovic, with his infectious blend of Balkan folk and contemporary soul, whilst tracks like Clouds and Blood Feuds bring some of the most innovative production ever heard on a local hip hop release.
Sin himself has taken the American mixtape scene by storm since 2006 with no less than 10 releases. His track Boom was featured on the American finale of So You Think You Can Dance, seen by over 10 million viewers. An exclusive version of the song featuring Minas is included on Cop It Vol 3: Supremacy.
Beats have been supplied from some of America and Europe’s hottest up and coming producers including M Rell, LJX, Sin and Les Gourmets. Art of War’s own producer Burna, creates the tracks Datsun Lambo, Heard We’re Back, Quarter Past Three and Man It’s A War. These songs are a good little teaser for fans awaiting their next release The Third Chapter, and a great introduction to the neo funk future soul singer, Mr. Dixon.
Art Of War first knocked the industry’s door down on their 2004 debut The First Chapter, which has received unanimous critical acclaim ever since. When Art Of War and Sin last teamed up for Cop It In Ya Grill Vol 2 in 2007, Obese Records sold out of the album in less than one day. With the same limited number of only 1000 CDs being pressed again, be sure not to miss Reelistic Records & Sin’s compilation Cop It Vol 3: Supremacy. Available April 16, 2010.