GRUB RELATED.

by Fleetwood DeVille

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about

if you pressed play, thank you. if you felt something you heard, i'm grateful. if you purchased Grub Related, i appreciate you. this is my first album. i've been making music for a long ass time though. i'm not quite 30. anyway. thanks for stopping past. i'm Fleetwood. both my grandparents drove Cadillacs. i got a lot of my game from them. sometimes i tell people my government name is Fleetwood. for all you know, it is.

i make songs about whatever i feel it's necessary for me to make songs about. "Grub Related", as an album, is, mostly a collection of songs i had to make for personal and political purposes between summer 2015 and winter 2017. "Grub Related", as an idea, is a recognition and a celebration of love, family, endurance, fellowship, and perseverance. it's an attempt at coining a concise name for all of my family, blood, and extended. anybody i ever shared with, anybody who ever shared with me, we're grub related (or grub-related, i think, for all you grammatical fucks). anyone who broke bread with you and put good intent into good action, and vice versa, y'all grub related. anybody you ever survived with, y'all grub related. cherish yourself. cherish your people. keep pushing. thanks again.

i have very specific thanks and love for:
my mama Lori
my father Phil
RIP my grandmother Ruthann and my grandfather Abraham
my daughters Lanae and LaNyah
their mother Alexandria
Crystal
Barry
Charles
Angie
RIP Auntie Kim
RIP Aunt Baby
RIP Robbie
FREE BYRON LEWIS
Big Carlos
Aunt Quita
Aunt Felecia
Kim
Lil Don
Motorcycle
Taz
Jazelle
Ricarra
Fred Reed
Alex Bishop
Oscar Mafuli (told me i had enough talent to make it when i was 16; i will keep that with me forever. thank you.)
John "Coach Mac" Mcwilliams
Blak King
Right Mind (215)
Delavonta
Josh
Lex
Uncanny
Brandon (hold your head)
Braden
Brienne
Miss DeShana
Cedric
all my cousins

plus all the folks who have inspired/empowered me
SPIT DAT (changed my life forever, for better). Droopy, Dwayne B, Sylvia Robinson (Get Well! We love you!), Toney Smith (i'm gettin my 80/20 right), Bro. Pete (i ain't settling), Flex Mathews, Ardamus, UnOwn, RNL, Grind Stone, Gods'Illa, Marcus J. Moore, J. Scrilla, Wise Naim, Brandon Lackey, Marc Nfinit, Kia, Navid, Juda, Rasheed Copeland, B. Sharise Moore, James Baldwin, Tyehimba Jess, Kane Mayfield, Shawn Smallwood, Ducky Dynamo, Black Root, Wordslave, Ainsley Burrows, D'Angelo, Black Thought, Pharoahe Monch, Black Star, Organized Noize, Hi-Tek, RIP Dilla, Bilal, Babyface, OutKast, Royce da 5'9", E-40, Jay-Z, Juvenile, Scarface, Clipse, Sir E.U, Joe D., RIP Akil Nadir, Dugee F. Buller, Prospek, Styles P, Torch, Habilis Riccardo, Brittney Barbour, Mr. Skip-A-Beat (you showed me how to keep working after you get it right. thank you), Mikki, El Williams, Big Lo, all my Pomona, California niggas, Mike Eagle, NoCanDo, Ness Lee, Derrick "Abyss" Graham, EF Cuttin, Mane Rok, Wake Self, Roux Black, Inkline & NervesBadd (big thanks), Jenee, Jamesia, Twizz, Funkhouser(!!!!!!) SpitRaw, Fika, John, DC Funk Parade, all the venues that hosted my events, even if you kicked me out ha, Mousai House, Bobbi Humphrey, Chaka Khan, Octavia Butler, Lucille Clifton, Rotary Connection, DeBarge, Sarah Vaughan, Badu, Suga Free, Ashley Fisher, Mela, Adwoa, RIP Pimp C......

The Paper Box - BKNY
Eris Temple Arts - Philly
Characters - Pomona, CA
The Handlebar - Pensacola, FL
The Nick - Birmingham, AL
Egan's - Tuscaloosa, AL
Apache Cafe - Atlanta
Block DVD - St. Louis
The Hut Studios and Howlin Wolf - New Orleans
St. Louis. DC. Austin, Texas; Muskogee, Oklahoma.
....umm....i think that's it for now. "Traffic" or "The Eastbound Years" or "Stanksgiving" is coming out after this.

i love you. stay tuned. peace.

credits

released April 20, 2017

"Grub Related" by Fleetwood DeVille
RECON (c) 2017
mastering by Funkhouser

"the game on the line."
recorded by Sheena Oliver, live at Bohemian Caverns, Washington, DC; November 2015
keys - Romane Walters
bass - Jonathan Allen
vocals and lyrics - Fleetwood DeVille
contains lyrics from Van Hunt "Ride, Ride, Ride" and D'Angelo "The Line"

"Baritone"
(E. Jackson, N. Lampkin)
produced by Erik "Grussle" Jackson"
recorded in Baltimore, MD; mixed by Shawn Smallwood; 2016
vocals and lyrics - Fleetwood DeVille

"Just Imagine"
produced and written by Paulo C
recorded in Alexandria, VA; mixed by Paulo C; January 2016
vocals and arrangements - Fleetwood DeVille

"yeah word." ft. Blak King & UnOwn
(R. Patterson, N. Lampkin, T. Boseman)
produced by Richard "UnOwn" Patterson
recorded in Washington, DC; December 2012

"an instrumental for Goody Goody on Natural Bridge"
(N. Payton, N. Lampkin)
produced by Fleetwood DeVille
recorded in Washington, DC; February 2017
contains a sample of Nicholas Payton "Jewel"

"2morerolled"
(T. Riley, D. Wiggins, R. Wiggins, N. Lampkin)
produced by Tony! Toni! Tone!
lyrics by Fleetwood DeVille
recorded in Baltimore, MD; mixed by Shawn Smallwood; November 2016
contains vocal interpolation of Tony! Toni! Tone! "Anniversary" and Tony! Toni! Tone! "Whatever You Want"

"water pressure (for Flint & Mar A Lago)
(Paulo C., N. Lampkin)
produced and mixed by Paulo C
lyrics by Fleetwood DeVille
recorded in Alexandria, VA; February 2016

"narc madness"
(C. Youngblood, N. Wilburn, N. Lampkin)
produced by Fleetwood DeVille
recorded and mixed by Prospek in New Orleans, LA; December 2016
instrumental by Tarentino
lyrics by Fleetwood DeVille
voicemails from Carl James Drew
contains vocal interpolation of Future "March Madness"

"an instrumental for ifonlyitwasjustme"
(N. Lampkin)
produced by Fleetwood DeVille

"Smile Genuine"
(R. Patterson, N. Lampkin)
produced by UnOwn
recorded and mixed by Prospek in New Orleans, LA; December 2016
lyrics and vocal arrangements by Fleetwood DeVille

"the system"
(Paulo C., N. Lampkin)
produced and written by Paulo C.
recorded and mixed by Paulo C. in Alexandria, VA; January 2016
vocals and vocal arrangements by Fleetwood DeVille

"an instrumental for a salute & a second line."
(N. Lampkin)
produced by Fleetwood DeVille; recorded March 2017

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