Published Apr 18, 2013When Maestro Fresh Wes delivered his Black Tuxedo EP last year, the Canadian hip-hop icon also hinted he'd be conductin' thangs on a full-length in 2013. The rapper has now announced the set will be called Orchestrated Noise, and it drops June 25 via Fontana North.
While technically the follow-up to 2000's Ever Since, Wes explains in a press release that his upcoming LP is a "conceptual extension" to his 1989 debut Symphony in Effect. The rapper also called Orchestrated Noise "my most ambitious album," and it apparently merges hip-hop production with rock and classical instrumentation.
A tracklisting has yet to pop up, but guests that make their way onto the platter include soprano singer Measha Brueggergosman, Chuck D of Public Enemy, Classified, K-os, Lights, Brand Nubian's Sadat X, Kardinal Offishall, the Trews, Kool G Rap, Divine Brown, Saukrates, Sam Roberts and Rich Kidd. That's its cover art up above.
It should be noted that the Trews and Rich Kidd collaborated with the Maestro on Black Tuxedo's "I Wanna Know," while Classified showed up on "Reach for the Sky."