14 trapdoors – “Love” ft. DNTWATCHTV & Medusa (Prod. by Camoflauge Monk)

The Buffalo Rap Trio Release a Psychedelic Visualizer for the Latest Single From the Upcoming Eileen Album

Buffalo trio 14 trapdoors (Short MoscatoWza, and Bendyface) specialize in offbeat rhymes about their substance-friendly lifestyle. Continuing their effort to help put their city and unique flows on the map, they’ve teamed up with fellow Buffalonians, DNTWATCHTV and Medusa, for Love,” a laid back new track. Produced by Camoflauge Monk, who layers reverbed-out guitars over subdued drums, “Love” is a tongue-in-cheek ode to self-love, complete with dexterous verses from all five emcees. The song comes with an eye-popping visualizer, created and conceptualized by Mi6fit, which brings each emcee through cross-dimensional vortexes that change shape and color to the beat of the music.

“Love” is the latest in a string of releases from 14 trapdoors’ upcoming album, Eileen. It follows “Orion’s Belt” featuring Che Noir and the Benny The Butcher-featuring banger I Did It All” (premiered by Earmilk and covered in Brooklyn Vegan2DopeBoyz, and more).

Named after Bendyface’s grandmother who recently passed, Eileen is a stark and pure project, emphasizing bar-for-bar lyricism and flows that toe-tag glistening instrumentals. The project is produced in full by Camoflauge Monk (Westside Gunn, Tha God Fahim), a master of creating sparkling, textured, and bleak soundscapes that evoke a frosty evening in Western New York. The three emcees inhabit each instrumental with their brash demeanor and electric chemistry, occasionally highlighting phrases or punchlines with three-man gang vocals. With appearances from Benny The ButcherBoldy JamesChe’ NoirRoyce Da 5’9″Smoke Dza, and more, Eileen arrives on September 11th via The Media Music Inc.

Last month, 14 trapdoors shared Croquet, a new project available only on Bandcamp. An 8-track project produced by 14 trapdoors themselves, proceeds from Croquet benefit OpenBuffalo.org, an organization that fights to advance racial, economic, and ecological justice through skill building, network connecting, and activating leadership opportunities.

Stay tuned for much more from 14 trapdoors over the coming weeks.