The Stoner Girls' Guide: Animal Nation Tour Recap
Animal Nation has been rampaging across this great country of mine, promoting their latest album “It’s Good to Be Us.” (You can find all their lyrics from that dope album here and listen below as you read this amazing blog post.)
Animal Nation is a hip hop duo from Whistler, BC -- one part Tall Man Clare, one part Mike Armadillo Slim Armitage. After 8 years as a band and over 200 shows in the past year alone, Animal Nation is releasing It’s Good to Be Us, a 12 song album over 2 years in the making.
URBNET is pleased to announce this release which was inspired Animal Nation's full life and acts they have preformed with, like De la Soul and Tech N9ne. It’s Good to Be Us features double-time rapping and samples of everything from classic 70s drum breaks to Scooby-doo bongos and even Jennifer Aniston in Southpark. Animal Nation dug and dug for this album, until they found the perfect samples and bass-lines -- when they weren’t busy driving 2 hours to the closet music store to replace another broken E string. All of their blood, sweat and partying paid off, cause It’s Good to Be Us is definitely Animal Nation’s dopest record yet!
“ Making this album was both fun and painful. Which is luckily what we are into. We were on the road for more than half the year ... eating 2 small meals a day and getting 4 hours sleep a night ... great way to age 10 years in less than 3. Best part of it all was living the stories in the songs on this album. Traveling, to Hollywood, reliving our childhood and teen years, coming to terms with bad things and being reassured by friends and loved ones.” - Tall Man Clare