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Mr. Dibbs – “Deadworld Reborn” album

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In the first week of November, Mr. Dibbs released a new project called “Deadworld Reborn“. Released via Rhymesayers and Machina Muerte, this is a pay-what-you-want album, where all the proceeds go directly to the family and 2-year-old daughter of Dibb‘s late friend; emcee/producer Marcus “Skandal Da Ruckus Man” Mitchell.

Skandal lost his life in October this year. I have memories for days of him, but there will be no more new ones. I don’t get to have that again,” says Dibbs. “And so I’m giving you Deadworld Reborn…because this man gave me back my fucking life.

Dead Side features Grayskul, Feist, Juliette Lewis, Ramallah, and others. World Side features The Black Keys, Brother Ali, Barfly, Murs, Dose One, Jel, and others. Go ahead and stream the song “Where Pigs Fly”, that features Skandal Da Ruckus Man. Then, read Dibbs‘ open-letter about the project and his friendship with Skandal. Buy this album; donate what you can, it’s for a good cause.


I died last year. For 53 seconds. One short month after the quiet release of Deadworld. Foreshadowing’s a bitch. What I could not see at the time was being reborn into the world of the living through someone else’s full-circle leaving.

Holed up in the hospital for a few weeks, I was an inadvertent resident of an impromptu hip hop retirement home. Battling leukemia on the floor above me was my longtime friend Marcus “Skandal da Ruckus Man” Mitchell. An epic MC and producer, of equally epic bodily proportions, Skandal’s heart was big, but his production skills and lyrical largesse were even bigger. I dragged my sometimes half-incoherent ass, IV and all, down the hallways and into the elevator to visit my homie. The nurses always thought I was lost. Fuck that.

I was FOUND…in the strong lifeline we’ve all come to know and love as Skandal. He was my pusher man…keep on pushin’, Dibbs, until you get to the other side of you.

Skandal lost his life in October this year. I have memories for days of him, but there will be no more new ones. I don’t get to have that again. I don’t get to have those phone conversations with him or watch stupid-ass movies or videos on YouTube and laugh about it. You don’t miss that shit, until that shit’s not there. I got lucky. I would trade my life for his any day. I wish I could be like that dude. He made me feel important enough for me to be reborn. I am doing it. I am doing it now.

And so I’m giving you Deadworld Reborn…because this man gave me back my fucking life.

And with that, I want to give his family back their lives…and a return to normalcy. All proceeds from this album are going directly to Skandal’s family and young daughter Chloe. Pay what you can…Skandal sure did.

Sharkface.

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Limited picture disc vinyl coming soon!

Written By: Tiffany B.

Music and arts journalist, music curator, and co-boss babe of CrayonBeats since 2008! I've published 3,000+ posts consisting of new music, reviews, and interviews. I also do half of everything of CrayonBeats Magazine, so get familiar with our issues! Aside from being a music aficionado, I'm also a freelance artist/illustrator, a creative soul, a natural born lover, a comic book reader, an optimist, and a bit of a weirdo. I hate writing bios about myself, so see ya.

Comment: 1

  • Shortrock

    November 28, 20121:43 am

    This is a dope album …Skandal was the mc’s mc. My condolences to his family and friends…this is a dope album with a great cause,so don’t sleep people

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