Mount Cyanide – Whole Gang O’ Weed [AUDIO]

Written by on 27/07/2016

whole gang o weedArtist genre:
Rap / Hip-Hop
United States


cover Whole Gang O' Weed Title: Whole Gang O’ Weed
Label: P-Phonic Media Group
Release date: 2016-06-11
Type: Single




Cyrus Melchor is an American music composer and producer (sometimes referred to as “Mount Cyanide”) whose works have appeared on record releases, television shows and commercials, and film scores. In 2007, he won both a CLIO and an AICP award for his composing work on Coca Cola’s “Parade” commercial, and received these honors again six years later, in 2013, for Johnnie Walker’s “Step Together” campaign. Melchor has been inducted into MOMA NYC as an Original Music Composer for his work. He was born and raised in Hollywood, California where he continues to reside today. His passion for music was evident from childhood, when he taught himself the guitar at age 11, and began collecting records, which led to his first paid Deejaying gig at just 13. He began experimenting with beats and sent demo tapes out to local radio stations in high school, and got a single into rotation on LA’s KIIS-AM. Cyrus’ professional career as a music producer began at 18, with his first release, a remix for Massive Attack on their debut album Blue Lines. He went on to produce music for a variety of 1990’s urban music acts, ranging from mainstream R&B stars Bell Biv DeVoe, to the underground cult hip-hop group, Blood of Abraham whom he connected with while signed as a producer at Eazy-E’s Ruthless Records. As Cyrus continued to delve into his past love of classical music, metal, hard rock from the 70’s and 80’s, and electronica, a new fusion formed for him and the instrumental music spawned from this became known as Mount Cyanide. Both under this moniker and as a television and film composer, Cyrus has written many full orchestral compositions and has worked with some of LA’s best classical musicians. Although the MPC drum machine is still his main axe, he often plays every part himself- guitar, bass, piano, and myriad synthesizers and electronic instruments, some of which he creates from scratch in his studio in Atwater Village. “Whole Gang O Weed” exemplifies this. Hip hop with Rock. But definitely NOT rap rock This is hip hop music first and foremost. An aggressive fuzz bass rocks on top of a heavy 808 beat while a distorted electric guitar weaves in and out simulating both the waves of an intoxicating high and a rave-tent synth. The guitar also sings the chorus through a talkbox recalling the sounds of Zapp, Roger and Joe Walsh. Weed is no longer the subversive crop of the past but a widely accepted mainstream form of medicine, recreation and overall positivity in every social class today. That’s why we celebrate when Compton rapper Do Low describes his savvy for the leafy green and proclaims, “ I got a Whole Gang O Weed!”


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