|New Album, HARK, Available For Purchase Now; European Tour Announced For Late March|
Critical Praise for The Doppelgangaz:
“The Doppelgangaz are not horrorcore, but they’re making dark music, and… they even have that RZA-esque pained growl popping up a few times. – The Fader
“The Doppelgangaz mix innovative, off kilter production with irreverent, sometimes hilarious rhymes.” – HipHopDX
Today, The Doppelgangaz are releasing their new album, HARK. The 12-track project, out via the group’s Groggy Pack Entertainment label, is the first official album since 2011’s Lone Sharks, and musically, the project continues to assert The Doppelgangaz, comprised of rapper/producer’s Matter Ov Fact and EP, as part of the up-and-coming group of standard bearers for New York’s resurgent hip-hop scene. And while fans will be able to catch The Doppelgangaz celebrating their album release with a performance at Audible Treats’ Fourth Annual Official SXSW Hip-Hop Showcase this Thursday at Bar 512, today, The Dopps are releasing the video for new single, “Skin Yarmulke.”
The video, premiered this morning by Complex, shows The Doppelgangaz lighter side as they don wigs and yarmulkes. “The main inspiration was the awful prank genetics can play on you,” explain the duo, “leaving you with your sun roof open before you’ve made a mark in this world.” The video, self-directed by The Doppelgangaz, who direct all of their own videos, was shot in a stripped down, undisclosed location, a fitting space that echoes the duo’s Black Cloak lifestyle. “The location is sparse, almost tribal,” remarked EP and Matter. “It represents the lack of follicles we’ll have on our head before we even get a chance to ball on these haters.” Beyond their performances at this year’s SXSW festival, The Doppelgangaz will be hitting the road later this month, embarking on their first official headline tour through Europe. Kicking off March 20th, in Berlin, Germany, the tour will run 12 shows deep, closing out on April 7th in Leipzig, Germany, with stops along the way in Denmark, Belgium, and France along the way.
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