PR: A-Alikes f/ Afayah & J.Ivy - "Bridges to Nowhere"
Courtesy Semp Rok.
For Immediate Release – (New York, NY – 2011) – A-Alikes release single "Bridges to Nowhere" off forthcoming album Us Against Them.
Known for their politically-rooted lyrics, Occupy Wall Street was the appropriate backdrop for the "Bridges to Nowhere" video shoot capturing the sign of the times and radical change for which the revolutionary-spirited hip-hop group is known. "Bridges to Nowhere" was produced by the late DJ Metaphysic [June, 2011 passing], who also produced for such artists as Immortal Technique, Dead Prez and Action Bronson to name a few.
A-Alikes branched off into film after the release of their last album I Eat You Eat  with "Ballot or the Bullet" documentary chronicling President Obama's election [screened countrywide and abroad, 2008]. Ness, one half of the A-Alike duo, cites DJ Metaphysic as the catalyst for completing the album and further attests, "Us Against Them is about a world in transition… it's about conflict, it's about community, it's about us and it's about them."
The video shot by Exile Ramirez, features Afaya (also featured on previous lp I Eat You Eat), as well as spoken word poet, J. IVY (featured on Kanye West's first project) and cameo appearance by Russell Simmons.
Promise, from Toronto, Canada, is a new artist working with Duck Down Music. Promise has recently been featured in Duck Down collaboration tracks, such as "Run To Remember" with Buckshot & Smif N Wessun (proceeds from the sales of this song went to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation) and also "Better Than You," with Buckshot, Skyzoo & Sean Price, that was included in the soundtrack for NBA 2K11.