It’s been a busy summer for Chicago trio Hurt Everybody. They dropped their second full length project 2K47, and on June 1, Supa Bwe, Carl, Mulatto Beats and company embarked on a 24 hour musical adventure/marathon resulting in the 24EP. The project was released by Mishka Records and the process was described in detail here by Ben Niespodziany who helped orchestrate the whole endeavor. The five track EP starts out wild with “Feral Tears.” Producer ZenZanBeats comes in next providing a gorgeous instrumental interlude called “Sunrise With ZenZan.” In the next song, “Verbal Swords” Supa Bwe sings “Words cut deeper these days, pulling out yesterday’s blades.” Carl’s lyricism shines on “Wigwam,” he raps, “My family was hustlers and gunners and dreamers. You see me, you see we been under.” The last song is “Night King” and Supa sounds weary yet still fierce, as he makes statements about weak competitors, being night king and that he’s “got a Ferrari flow, you are just a stock car.”
Supa and his girl were at my home for a BBQ earlier that day, he said that it would be a good idea to rest up but that they had visits with family planned. Towards the end of the 24 hour period Supa Bwe was informed that his love’s mother had passed away. Supa told me that she was his “second mom.” Condolences and much love to Supa Bwe and family from 1833.
Musically this 24 hour period was a challenge and the hard working artists met it with Hurt Everybody magic. YAKUBfilms did a brilliant job documenting the day in the video at the top of the page. It gives tremendous insight on the personalities, thoughts and process of these musicians, I love the video. Kater Jayne Photography captured the images used for the 24EP’s cover art. A lot of work and collaboration went into the 24EP, congrats to all involved!