No Wising Up No Settling Down
2013 release from the rapper/producer, the second installment in the Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing series. N.W.U.N.S.D. focuses more on the personal and social aspects of philosophy and class conflict and abandons the more overtly political songwriting for a more subtle, honest, experimental and poetic approach. Although this album contains pop elements seen in the past few SOLE releases, this album also harkens back to classic sole stream of consciousness poetry and noise styles. N.W.U.N.S.D. Features collaborations with Gold Panda, Sean Bonette of Andrew Jackson Jihad, the Hood Internet & Shapers, Man Mantis, Dosh, Loden, Cars & Trains, Skyrider, Spencertron And Snubluck. A decent chunk of the production was handled By DJ Pain 1, who's produced tracks for Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane and 50 Cent and pushes Sole's Nuclear Winter aesthetic into new, exciting and uncharted territory.