Today in Hip Hop History: August 16, 2011
Underground rapper/actor Slaine released his debut album A World With No Skies through Suburban Noize Records in 2011. Slaine is based out of Boston, Massachusetts, and is a part of hip hop groups La Coka Nostra, Special Teamz and Supreme Villain. Additionally, he has appeared in films The Town (2010), Gone Baby Gone (2007), Killing Them Softly (2012) and Girl House (2014).
A World With No Skies contained production from Lu Balz, DJ Lethal, Silvamore, Statik Selektah, and Hirolla, among others. It featured verses from Ill Bill, Q Unique, Vinnie Paz, B Real, Everlast, Sean Price and others.
The album was originally planned for release in October of 2010; the albums were pressed and ready for distribution, but it was delayed due to sample clearance issues. In lieu of the delay, Slaine released his mixtape The Devil Never Dies to please his fans and build up his catalog in anticipation for the debut studio album. A World With No Skies was unable to clear many samples, and only roughly half of the original songs made the cut to the second version.
However, the original version leaked online when Nokia Digital accidentally released the digital version on the original release date in October. Due to this, the album was delayed again until August 16, 2011 when it was officially released as A World With No Skies 2.0.
Stream A World With No Skies 2.0 below