Check out a brand new interview with Ryu below:
It’s the 23rd already guys, time flies huh?
The album was released on iTunes a day early (yesterday, the 22nd) and according to Twitter, a lot of people are enjoying it. Seems like a great album so go grab the physical copy here or get it from iTunes.
Here’s a picture of e d d y D E F‘s copy along with the limited edition t-shirt:
SOB Central recently tweeted about an interview Hypo-Luxa from The Waxehole did with Ryu and Tak. In this nice and long interview, the guys talk about their influences while growing up, how SOB formed, the band’s logo, the future and many more. It’s interesting to note that Ryu mentioned that he is working on a project with Tak, Divine Styler, Crystal Method and a few others. It doesn’t have a name yet but more information will be out soon. As for GBC, it was mentioned that due to some problems, the new record cannot be released.
You can listen to the interview below or here.
“One crew that is admittedly hampered by that last part of the equation is Styles of Beyond, the Cali crew made up of emcees Ryu and Tak, along with producer Vin Skully and DJ Cheapshot. Their debut album, 2000 Fold, hit me in gut during a visit to Dr. Wax more in 1998, and they’ve been one of my favorite groups since. I played the hell out of that album, put them at the top of my best emcee list and waited for Styles of Beyond to blow. The thing is, it just didn’t happen. Stuck in a bad label deal with the Dust Brothers, SOB was silent for a few years until they returned in 2003 with a new LP, Megadef, which was carried by the underground anthem, “Mr. Brown”. Following that LP’s release, Styles of Beyond went to work with Mike Shinoda on his Fort Minor project and inked another deal with his Machine Shop imprint on Warner Bros. They were poised for the breakout success they deserved.”
To read the interview go here.
Wanna know the story behind Reseda Beach? Read Mike Shinoda’s blog!
Originally posted on Mike Shinoda's Blog:
I first met STYLES OF BEYOND (S.O.B.) in the late ’90s, rapping at parties and with friends in the San Fernando Valley, north of L.A. Years later, I featured them on my Fort Minor album, on songs like Remember The Name and Believe Me.
After we wrapped up the touring for FM, the guys were signed to Linkin Park’s imprint Machine Shop Records. Above all, I believed in these guys, and I loved the music they made. Shortly thereafter, we began putting the finishing touches on an amazing album, Reseda Beach. Aside from the music they self-produced, we had tracks from J. Dilla and Scoop Deville, and even a super random cameo appearance by Michael Buble (which didn’t make album, but was an amazing experiment).
It was a very exciting time–I always felt like the album they put together showcased exactly what set this group apart from other rap collectives:…
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We have mentioned back in June that we were moving to WordPress, now the day has finally come! Following reasons mentioned in our old Blogspot site, after deliberation, we decided that WordPress would be the best place to move our blog to.
Styles Of Beyond’s long-waited and anticipated album Reseda Beach is available for pre-order (CD only) and CD+T-Shirt pre-order bundle. The album features new tracks and a bonus disc of Razor Tag individual tracks and, that’s not all, Reseda Beach will be available on iTunes as well!
Be sure to mark your calendars, October 23rd is the official release date! The CD features The Pirate Song and Damn.
You can check out the entire tracklist here.
As we mentioned on our Twitter page a few days earlier, we’re happy to announce that Koalas And Uzis is about to get way bigger. We will be moving from our old page http://koalasanduzis.blogspot.com/ to wordpress, which is way better and has many more to offer so hopefully you’ll all enjoy the new site. There’s much more to come so stay tuned!