Posthumous record from Cheb Terro alongside DJ DIE SOON set for release
Jordanian label Drowned By Locals have announced the release of Cheb Terro vs DJ DIE SOON; an LP featuring Terro’s posthumous vocals on Die Soon’s beats.
The release was finished last March, one day before the Tunisian rapper’s tragic passing at the age of just 24. After these sad events, the album morphed from a collaboration between Cheb and the Japanese beat maker, real name Daisuke Imamura, into a dedication to keeping the former’s memory alive
This collaboration was orchestrated by Drowned By Locals back in 2020, who set up DJ Die Soon with Cheb Terro when the producer expressed an interest in working with regional MCs for a release on their label. Working together over email, the correspondence documents the album process as well as Terro’s decline which led to his unfortunate death.
After Terro’s passing Daisuke suggested a name change for the project but the label decided to hold on to the coincidental alignment.
Born in Soussa, the site of the worst of several Jihadist attacks in recent years, Cheb Terro AKA Rayen Hermassi, was a man of many talents. A writer, rapper, video editor, graphic & fashion designer and founder of Toxic Club – ‘an underground collective of poisoned minds and bodies’ – he established a unique movement in the country that fused horrorcore, hip hop, hardcore punk, vaporware, experimental and more, with a touch of ancient Arab Maghreb magic.
Daisuke is a Berlin-based masked artist who explores the spaces between hip hop and eerie horror style electronics. An underground legend in the city, his music has been described as ominous, hard and disturbed, and has seen him collaborate with the likes of Ecko Bazz, Infinite Livez, MC Yallah, Lord Spikeheart from DUMA, and MA.
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