Philadelphia rapper Lushlife started out making beats ("I'd never uttered a rhyme in my life," he tells us)—but it wasn't long before he found himself behind the microphone.
Lushlife on how he started rapping.
For his latest album, Ritualize—a joint production with a trio of fellow Philadelphians, the electro act CSLSX—he managed to corral a who's who of indie rock and rap. Ariel Pink, Killer Mike, Freeway, Marissa Nadler, and Nightlands all make appearances, but he wants to be clear: the guests were only invited into the studio to help the songs realize their full potential.
On the top-notch cast of featured guests on his new album.
Lushlife chose to team up with CSLSX for this record in the pursuit of expanding the breadth of his sound. He notes the group's fondness for the grandeur of film soundtracks, and feels the partnership took his music to the next level.
On why he chose to make this album a full-on collaborative effort with fellow Philadelphians CSLSX.
Yes, we had to ask the Philadelphia native about the best place to get the sandwich the city is best known for: the cheesesteak, of course.
Here, he weighs in on the best cheesesteak sandwich in all of Philly.
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