[Interview] Denmark Vessey talks “Cult Classic,” getting cosigned by House Shoes, and music as the new religion
Interview by: Martin Bauman Overlooked in last December's year-end lists of 2013's best albums was a slow burner by Denmark Vessey and Scud One, the aptly-titled Cult Classic. Through a mix of gritty and soulful production, the Detroit emcee and Chicago producer weave a tale of a rapper who decides to start up his own cult to gain power and wealth. In the process, Vessey explores the use -- and abuse -- of power through religion and politics. We caught up with Denmark to talk about Cult Classic, getting cosigned by House Shoes, whether music is the new religion, and much more. Read the interview below.