Rig 1, “Activate”

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Omaha-bred, Los Angeles-based emcee Rig 1 (Ian McElroy of Desaparecidos) has been prepping his third official release, Tasting the Mothership, which will be available on November 18th. Leading up to that big release, we have the exclusive premiere of his single “Activate”.

Commanding. That’s the first word that comes to mind when we hear the beginning of the track, and that feeling holds throughout the track. It’s beautiful, with the words spoken in a way that makes it feel like we are at a poetry reading. The way he weaves the words between the instrumentals is an art form in itself, and it creates an ambience that brings those existential questions we’ve been struggling with to the forefront. Check it out for yourself.

Tasting the Mothership is out November 18th.