Hero vs. Villain
This concept EP is King Pheenix's first project released under the Scrub Club label, and the punches will not be pulled!
An evil, corporation-controlled faction called the "Hands of Blood" is on the verge of creating a New World Order. A superhero in every sense of the word named "The Truth" is on the prowl, looking to redeem his life by shutting them down. Unfortunately, the other sinister half of himself, "The Answer," is also intent on taking over... but with ruthlessness and chaos as his inspiration.
On the good side of the tracks is a rebel gang that goes by "The Anarchitype," who are the ultimate light in the shadow of the corporations. Will The Truth prevail and help lead The Anarchitype into a positive victory, or will The Answer best him and provide an unpredictable, greedy, and bloody outcome? It's hero vs. villain... which one are you?
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01 - Backstory
02 - Both Sides of the Coin
03 - Hero vs. Villain
04 - Awakenings (skit)
05 - Traitor
06 - Anarchitype Rush (feat. Thunderball and MadHatter)
07 - The Finale
08 - Or Is It? (skit)
ALBUM THANKS FROM KING PHEENIX
I always suck at these.
First and foremost, I would like to thank my family. Without them, I never would have tried to do anything with my music. You have always been supportive and I love you for it.
The awesome producers on this project - Pelicaine! You have had my back on so many beats and have been so awesome, thank you, bruh, and I cannot wait to meet you in person. Khryme, you are great homie, good looking out on the beat and I cant wait to drop in Stickam with ya again, man. Untested, you are a monster, your beats are redic, and "The Finale" was no exception. I can not wait to rock it with ya again, man.
MadHatter... Dude, you are like the older brother I never had. I can't think of enough good things to say about my homie, but truthfully - Thank you for the chance to rock so many people, and wholeheartedly accepting me into our Scrub family. That and the mixing and everything, man. Can't forget that, haha.
8bit, you crazy SOB, thank you for bringing me back into music, and for being my brother through and through. Also, thank you for putting up with me for all-nighters during Versus Mode, and all the badass music we have made together.
Karmageddon, you had my back when I needed you, man, and you are fam. All hail the kings!
My Scrub family, come on, you all are so fucking awesome! Doc for the nights on MW2 kicking ass during this process. Deaf for the ears on my stuff back in the day. Spooky, dude, you are one of my best friends and one of the most talented artists i know. Go to flickr.com/misterspooky, and scrubclub.spreadshirt.com and stare at this EP cover for bad ass examples of this man's work.
I also wanna thank Zilla Persona and all of the folks who put the first NerdRage event together. It was the first live performance of "Traitor," and it was beautiful opening for MC Frontalot - That's one of the goals I had when I started. You, me, 8Bit, Ecomog, and Frontalot killed that place. More Philly shows in the future!
If I forgot you, I am sorry, but don't worry... I've got more albums and more time.
Last but not least... The listeners. Holy Shit, I love each and every one of you. I can not wait to meet up with you guys and make more albums for you to love. Keep the faith in me, I will not let you down.
Much Love, KPX V1
ALBUM COMPOSITION AND TRIVIA
All tracks were mixed and mastered by MadHatter at Spare Bedroom Studios.
"Backstory" was produced by Pelicaine Einhander. Written and recorded by King Pheenix at NC Kingdom Scrub, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
"Both Sides of the Coin" was produced by Pelicaine Einhander. Written and recorded by King Pheenix at NC Kingdom Scrub, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
"Hero vs. Villain" was produced by Slantize for Shadowville Productions. Written and recorded by King Pheenix at NC Kingdom Scrub, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
"Traitor" was produced by Slantize For Shadowville Productions. Written and recorded by King Pheenix at NC Kingdom Scrub, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
"Awakenings" (skit) was produced, written, and recorded by King Pheenix at NC Kingdom Scrub, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
"Anarchitype Rush" was produced by Khrym3 574r On3 for First Degree Productions. King Pheenix's parts were written and recorded by King Pheenix at NC Kingdom Scrub, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Thunderball's parts were written and recorded by Thunderball at his home studio. MadHatter's parts were written and recorded at Spare Bedroom Studios, Salina, Kansas.
"The Finale" was produced by Untested Methods. Written and recorded by King Pheenix at NC Kingdom Scrub, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
"Or Is It?" (skit) was produced, written, and recorded by King Pheenix, MikeTysonlol, and Liquid Snake the Hind D MC at NC Kingdom Scrub, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE
You have the right to distribute (for free) this entire release or its individual tracks online, on recordable media, and on portable devices. You can even remix the content on this album for your own projects as long as you're not selling it! To do so, you must properly credit the artists involved and link to the Scrub Club Records website. For commercial purposes, please contact us.