Mr. Dibbs – “Deadworld Reborn” album
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 â€œSkandal Da Ruckus Manâ€ 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 donâ€™t get to have that again,” says Dibbs. “And so Iâ€™m giving you Deadworld Rebornâ€¦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. Foreshadowingâ€™s a bitch. What I could not see at the time was being reborn into the world of the living through someone elseâ€™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 â€œSkandal da Ruckus Manâ€ Mitchell. An epic MC and producer, of equally epic bodily proportions, Skandalâ€™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 FOUNDâ€¦in the strong lifeline weâ€™ve all come to know and love as Skandal. He was my pusher manâ€¦keep on pushinâ€™, 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 donâ€™t get to have that again. I donâ€™t get to have those phone conversations with him or watch stupid-ass movies or videos on YouTube and laugh about it. You donâ€™t miss that shit, until that shitâ€™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 Iâ€™m giving you Deadworld Rebornâ€¦because this man gave me back my fucking life.
And with that, I want to give his family back their livesâ€¦and a return to normalcy. All proceeds from this album are going directly to Skandalâ€™s family and young daughter Chloe. Pay what you canâ€¦Skandal sure did.
Limited picture disc vinyl coming soon!