Having linked with Polish outfit The Returners, Artifacts' El speaks to DX about his new effort and the country.
Artifacts alum El Da Sensei spoke to HipHopDX this afternoon about his most recent album, El Da Sensei & The Returners Present: Global Takeover. The album is the 14 year veteran's first EP after two group albums and a string of solo releases.
"I think doing this EP was kinda cool because we already knew which ones
we were gonna use rather than doing like 50 songs, then picking the ones
we really want," he said of the release that just dropped this week. "Plus, I've done a gang of singles before, so I think with
that in question, I was bound to do an EP sooner than later - not just a
typical EP either, still 11 joints and a couple of interludes. Kinda
like how LPs use to be."
Along with the theme of the EP's title, El contacted DX from Poland. Having toured the world, the New Jersey emcee stated, "Poland is so dope to me. Small country, but big on music. Lotta cats
need to come here. So far a lot has, but it is a growing market. Plus I
love to expand my sound and relationships in the biz." El spoke on his album's collaborators, native to the country. "Returners have
got a big following here and I wanna help them as much as I can to blow
up and help myself all in the same getting my brand out here as well."
The first single is "Got Fire," featuring emcee Doujah Raze.