AUG. 7th, 2015
RAPPER SAUCE REMIX TO RELEASE RACIAL & MASS-INCARCERATION FUELED EP THIS FALL
Following his billboard charting debut album "One," which featured Sho Baraka, Chris Cobbins, and Pastor AD3, Sauce Remix is back with his 7th release.
A N M L T R X P is a seven song EP that serves as a soundtrack of emotion driven by the systematic oppression that that results in black males – usually urban and poor – living their lives as trapped animals.
According to Sauce Remix, the project is "a brief look into slavery, peonage, Black codes, Jim Crow and ends off with an extensive look at mass-incarceration and the so called war on drugs.”
Tag lines like "the trap is literally a trap" are used in A N M L T R X P’s local street campaign to raise awareness on the historical disparity and how it effects men of color in our society today. The goal is to help listeners glean that not only are the lifestyles portrayed on the EP immoral, but to help them realize that since the founding days of America, the entire is system is set up to trap “black” and "brown" males into a booming business of mass incarceration.
Michelle Alexander, author of the New York Times best seller The New Jim Crow wrote, "The stark and sobering reality is that, for reasons largely unrelated to actual crime trends, the American penal system has emerged as a system of social control unparalleled in world history. Like Jim Crow (and slavery), mass incarceration operates as a tightly networked system of laws, policies, customs, and institutions that operate collectively to ensure the subordinate status of a group defined largely by race."
Concerning why he chose to go this direction with the project, Sauce Remix said he needed “to point out the centuries of constant oppression, all while showing our own downfalls from mis-education and lack of responsibility.”
He added, “I wanted to focus on the drug game mostly because it has roots that lead to everything else: mass-incarceration, new Jim Crow style laws, politics on weapon control, drug control, and hip hop. This system is part of the most modern scheme of trapping those enticed by it on a large scale."
A N M L T R X P features production from Swade, Tech N9ne producers Demolish/Unmovable Beats, Dove Award winning D-flow and B-Shock. It features artists such as Lox (Shock Muzik), Erica Danea, Tk Lee and Trey P.
Scheduled to release in September, the project is narrated in testimonial fashion by a former drug dealer who served 16 years in the federal prison system. As he narrates and shares how God changed him in the dark lonely “world inside of a world” prison, his warnings line up with every song. The audience reaches to those in, fresh out, wanting to work with or simply influenced by this phenomena.
The trap is literally a trap, Which A N M L are you?