“Coral Cadavers” is an international hip-hop heist of epic proportions. The album re-teams long-time allied forces, German production duo JR & PH7 with New Jersey emcee trio St. Joe Louis.
Filled with off-kilter synths, jazzy samples, stuttered drums and occasional scratched choruses, JR & PH7 set an atmospheric and head-nodding soundscape throughout. St. Joe Louis emcees, Elete Wright, Michael Cardigan and Tommie Chase bound lyrically through each track, serving as narrators and Greek Chorus on this concept album.
According to Michael Cardigan, “Coral Cadavers” is a “neo-noir psychological thriller about a woman’s descent into moral ambiguities against the backdrop of Los Angeles.”
Guest emcees serve to add notable character exposition to the album including Roc Marciano (on “Driven”), Stalley (on “30,000”) Rah Digga (on “Duck Duck Goose”), Phonte & Tamisha Waden (on “Invitation”) respectively.
This album is the culmination of a musical partnership that began in 2010 with the release of the New High 7′. St. Joe Louis was also featured heavily on the JR & PH7 My Favourite Demons EP in 2012 (along with other NJ crew, Brokn English).
JR & PH7 have been working on music together for a decade. Among their work is numerous full-length producer albums (The Standard, The Update, The Good Life and Noir) which features appearances from notable emcees including Willie The Kid, Phonte, Sean Price and Roc Marciano. In 2015, JR & PH7 released “The South Sac Mack”, their full-length album with Sacramento emcee Chuuwee.