ANOTHER M

by Sammus

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Empty Hart
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Empty Hart Sammus just takes things to another level. The infusion of 16-bit Metroid samples with heavy beats and introspective lyrics is delectable to my sound palette. Top notch! Favorite track: Mae Jemison.
Cornelius Turner
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Cornelius Turner i like this album because it speaks to the gamer in me even if it's not as fierce as it once was. don't ever change who you are. Favorite track: Mae Jemison.
Ramona Donohue
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Ramona Donohue The idea of a rap album using Metroid samples sounds gimmicky, but in practice it produces something that goes beyond it's hook, becoming a powerful and endlessly endearing work of music. Mae Jemison especially belongs with the best hip-hop tracks out there. Favorite track: Mae Jemison.
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* Includes clean versions of each track as well.

WELCOME TO ANOTHER M...

ANOTHER M IS A SEVEN-TRACK EP THAT RETELLS THE STORY OF INTERGALACTIC BOUNTY HUNTER SAMUS ARAN FROM THE CLASSIC NINTENDO GAME METROID AS SHE IS IMAGINED BY PRODUCER, RAPPER, AND FEMINIST WARRIOR SAMMUS.

USING THE VEHICLE OF SELF-PRODUCED HIP HOP BEATS INSPIRED BY THE GAME’S SOUNDTRACK IN COMBINATION WITH HEARTFELT LYRICS AND DELIVERY, SAMMUS TAKES LISTENERS ON A JOURNEY FROM SAMUS’ LONELY CHILDHOOD WITH THE CHOZO RACE TO HER EPIC BATTLE AGAINST THE EVIL MOTHER BRAIN.

SO, WHY DEVOTE AN EP TO SAMUS? WHAT IS THE CONNECTION
BETWEEN A SPACE-TRAVELING BOUNTY HUNTER AND A RAPPER AND PRODUCER FROM UPSTATE NEW YORK?

FOR THE UNINITIATED, SAMUS ARAN’S IDENTITY REMAINS A SECRET FOR THE ENTIRETY OF THE ORIGINAL METROID GAME AND ONLY UPON BEATING THE GAME’S BOSS, MOTHER BRAIN, IS IT REVEALED THAT UNDERNEATH THE ARMOR STANDS A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN UNAPOLOGETIC GLORY. FOR MANY MALE AND FEMALE GAMERS, YOUNG SAMMUS INCLUDED, THIS REVELATION MARKED A CRITICAL SHIFT IN THEIR ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT GENDER IN GAMES AND THE WORLD MORE GENERALLY. IN SIMILAR WAYS SAMMUS CHALLENGES GENDER STEREOTYPES -- IN HER CASE THOSE RELATED TO HER PROWESS AS A PRODUCER. IN ADDITION, YOUNG SAMMUS FOUND IN VIDEO GAMES A WELCOME ESCAPE FROM EVERYDAY LIFE, SO MUCH SO THAT HER EVENTUAL IDENTITY AS A PRODUCER EMERGED FROM A DESIRE TO CRAFT MUSIC FOR VIDEO GAMES.

WHETHER THE EXTRA M STANDS FOR MELANIN, OR MUSICIAN,
ANOTHER M SERVES AS A TRIBUTE TO ONE OF MANY EXCEPTIONAL WOMEN WHO FIRST TAUGHT SAMMUS TO DREAM.

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released June 3, 2014

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ALBUM CREDITS:

1.CYBERNETIC ARMOR
WRITTEN, PRODUCED & PERFORMED BY SAMMUS
BASED ON “TITLE” BY HIROKAZU “HIP” TANAKA

2.MAE JEMISON
WRITTEN, PRODUCED & PERFORMED BY SAMMUS
BASED ON “SAMUS APPEARANCE JINGLE” BY HIROKAZU “HIP” TANAKA

3.BRINSTAR
WRITTEN, PRODUCED & PERFORMED BY SAMMUS
BASED ON “BRINSTAR” BY HIROKAZU “HIP” TANAKA

4.POWER-UPS
WRITTEN, PRODUCED & PERFORMED BY SAMMUS
BASED ON “ITEM ROOM” AND “ITEM OBTAINMENT JINGLE” BY HIROKAZU “HIP” TANAKA; “ITEM ACQUISITION
FANFARE” BY KENJI YAMAMOTO

5.CROWN
WRITTEN, PRODUCED & PERFORMED BY SAMMUS
BASED ON “KRAID” BY HIROKAZU “HIP” TANAKA

6.SMASH BRUHS
WRITTEN, PRODUCED & PERFORMED BY SAMMUS
BASED ON “TOURIAN” BY HIROKAZU “HIP” TANAKA

7.THAT FEELING (BEAT THE GAME)
WRITTEN, PRODUCED & PERFORMED BY SAMMUS
BASED ON “ESCAPE” AND “ENDING” BY HIROKAZU “HIP” TANAKA

Mixed and Mastered by The Ambulance Factory, Wicker Park, Chicago

Album art by Gabriel Eng-Goetz

Copyright 2014 NuBlack Music Group
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SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING:
My family • Aryol Prater • KC • Troy D. Patterson • Alec Lomami • Alexis Walker • YUNG TRUNX • Mega Ran • DJ Cutman • Gabriel Eng-Goetz • Jason Malig • GEEKGIRLCON • All of my Kickstarter backers • Kanye West • Black girls everywhere

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Sammus Ithaca, New York

Sammus is the stage name adopted by Ithaca, NY producer, rapper, activist, and PhD student Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo. Known as much for her rousing stage presence as she is for her prowess as a beatmaker and lyricist, Sammus has spent the past several years cultivating a strong following of activists, hip hop heads, punks, and self-proclaimed nerds and geeks, among others. ... more

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