INJURY RESERVE - BODY MEAT
Extra informationTickets on sale 10.09 - 10:00
WhenSat. 12 Feb, 2022
“One of the Best New Groups in Hip-Hop”
Injury Reserve was originally a trio, consisting of rappers Ritchie With a T and Stepa J. Groggs and producer Parker Corey. Their mixtapes Live From The Dentist (released in 2015) and Floss (2016) earned them underground buzz, and they capitalized on the attention with their debut album in 2019, the eponymous Injury Reserve. The group's momentum was put on hold when in June of 2020 Groggs tragically passed away. By the Time I Get to Phoenix was largely completed ahead of Groggs' passing with his contributions, and will be the first Injury Reserve music to be released since their eponymous debut album.
Ritchie and Corey took the past year to complete the record, and the title has meaning past simply referencing Injury Reserve's hometown. It's an homage to a song that has been covered countless times, which is in line with Injury Reserve's ethos and approach when it comes to creating music. The group pulls from several styles and eras of hip hop, but runs each one through the Injury Reserve lens, putting their own distinct and cohesive sound across their references. Nowhere is that dynamic more present than on By the Time I Get to Phoenix.
Body Meat is a project by Christopher Taylor, rising Philadelphia-based multi-instrumentalist and producer. Earlier this year, he self-released his second EP entitled 'Year of the Orc' – a genre-flouting masterclass that balances eclecticism with accessibility, and pulls as much from Boyz II Men and D’Angelo as it does from Afro-Portuguese dance and Angolan Kuduro music. It was written, recorded, and produced entirely in Taylor's Philadelphia apartment and follows Body Meat’s similarly acclaimed 'Truck Music' EP (2019).