Detroit Hip Hop Artist Celebrates Suicide Instead of Christmas on New Album

(Detroit, MI)Now in stores is the horrifying new album, “Venus Flytrap”, from legendary Detroit hip-hop provocateur, Esham. Featuring 31 songs, Esham’s ultra-dark blend of shape shifting narratives channel visions of despair and mayhem in the Motor City’s decaying underworld. Demonic trap music, suicidal soul samples and merciless waves of bass anchor a collection of black hearted bangers that will not be spreading holiday cheer this December. Instead, Esham devilishly draws listeners into his Mecca of debauchery and sugarcoats nothing as he hopelessly circumnavigates hell on earth.

Esham is considered to be one of the most prolific artists in the history of rap music and Venus Flytrap is his 34th and final studio album. Since 1988, he’s served as the cornerstone of Detroit’s hardcore hip hop scene and is credited for the creation of the “acid rap” subgenre (a vicious mutation of gangsta rap where terrifying urban lore, anti-organized religious themes and drug infused, sexploitation rule). While rappers made millions glorifying themselves as drug kingpins, pimps and killers, Esham is known for his more unconventional approach: Exploring new ways to kill himself on wax.

His ongoing defiance of the music industry includes feud’s with Eminem, Kid Rock, Royce 5’9″ and Insane Clown Posse that have left his career laughably ostracized. Too explicit for the byzantine rules of radio and MTV, Esham’s unabashed honesty as not only an artist, but as an ex-record label CEO, recklessly stabs at competitors and authority. As a career underdog, Esham has shunned major label deals and instead used the ruins of Detroit as the backdrop for his self-made videos. His ferocious DIY, “open source”, recording strategy continues to delight his cult fans who celebrate his crafty ability to go pound for pound against artists with much larger budgets and exposure.

Venus Flytrap is now available on CD at FYE, Best Buy and most independent retailers in the U.S. Digital is available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Soundcloud.

Esham “Bath Salts” Video –

Stream the entire album for free now at:


01. vertigo
02. cyanogenis glycoside
03. bath salts
04. thiosulphate
05. wolfsbane
06. monkshood
07. dolls eyes
08. devils cherry
09. cyanobacteria
10. poison snakeweed
11. xanthium
12. intermittent fasting
13. delosperma acuminatum
14. acacia polyacantha
15. zanthoxylum arborescens
16. echinopsis peruviana
17. Dionaea muscipula
18. salvia divinorum
19. pandanicide
20. sinicuichi
21. peyote
22. Claviceps
23. neurolathyrism
24. tetrodotoxin
25. silene capensis
26. Scopolamine
27. Higgs Boson
28. Tetrahydrocannabinol
29. myristicin
30. brainwreck
31. C2H5OH

Underground Legend, Esham Gives His Fans “Hell” In Kalamazoo

If  you are familiar with the music scene in Kalamazoo, particularly hip hop, performances around town are almost non-existent. Kalamazoo at one point had a very robust and thriving hip hop scene that would satiate any palette. Of course  there venues then that do not exist anymore.

Shakespeare’s Lower Level is providing a plethora of venues to adoring hip hop fans of all sizes shapes  got another dose of hip hop on devil’s eve with underground legend Esham performing classics tracks as well as new  material.

Last nights performance from groups such as Knights of Mayhem, Shneal, Prime Suspects, Relentless, Casper The Ghost and  Skitzo MichiganMusic M album release party brought out the heat with was needed to get Esham on stage to perform.

Fans were able to share the stage with Esham while  dancing and rapping along with him. Hip hop was in definitely in the house and fans want it to stay. Venus Flytrap is the legends next projects on  Akua Media set to be released Dec 4, 2012.



Asap & Ambitious Records Present Esham

Majyckradio(Kalamazoo)Rashaam Attica Smith, better known by his stage name (East Side Hoes And Money) or Esham, rapper from Detroit Michigan known for his unique style of  hip hop that  fuses rock beats and lyrics involving death, drug use, evil, paranoia and sex. He is also a member of the band Natas, with Mastamind and TNT.

Esham is considered to be one of the originators of horrorcore, rap rock and rap metal. His music is also coined as acid rap. Counting Boomin’ Words from Hell, he has released thirteen studio albums, eight extended plays and three compilation albums and numerous guest performances on other artists projects.

Come witness Esham on this special Devils Night performance. Esham will be performing songs from his classic catalogs.

Also performing tonight politically driven, soulfully charged, locally Loved, powerful, and refreshingly unflashy Kalamazoo native and innovator, Skitzo MichiganMusic M and releasing a new album at tonights show as well.

Also performing tonight: Knights of Mayhem, Shneal, Prime Suspects, Relentless, Casper The Ghost. Get there early, there are few tickets available.

Venue: Shakespeare’s Lower Level. 241. E. Michigan Ave. Doors open at 8pm.


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