Tommy Lee was never just the drummer from Motley Crew and after being holed up in his own basement studio for the better part of the last two years, Lee has finally emerged with a new set of tracks that seem to truly represent the music that’s he was meant to make. First glimpse comes in the form of two singles – ‘Tops’ and ‘Knock Me Down’.
“It was me sitting around writing like a maniac,” he recalls. “I would just
go down to the studio and tweak out – it would be like, ‘Whoa, he’s
been down there for fucking days.’ But I would just be banging on the
keyboard, and a sound would inspire me, or suddenly there would be
this beat…and it all just followed.”
Pairing up with female South African rapper Push Push, who raps like lightning in her unique accent over a cool Afrobeat groove on single, ‘Tops.’ She comes off as someone who you probably don’t want to cross. “She’s a total troublemaker,” Lee jokes, “a maniac!”
Check out ‘Tops’ here
Second single “Knock Me Down,” is a paint-stripping industrial-metal stormer featuring the currently-unknown rapper Killvein, who
gives a scorching performance.
“I heard his shit on the internet,” Lee recalls, “and I thought, this dude
is badass, ‘Knock Me Down’ had his name all over it. He raps like a
beast, is super talented, and actually says something. He’s gonna
Check out ‘Knock Me Down’ here
There’s a sense that Tommy has created these two tracks to showcase two other artists that he loves. “Good music is so rare these days,” he observes in earnest, “that I just tried my hardest to do something that hasn’t been done yet. I really just like turning people on to new shit.”
He has certainly reached his goal.
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