Three Seashells (mixtape)

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Three Seashells
Mixtape by Lakutis
Released February 20, 2014 (2014-02-20)
Genre Hip hop
Label Greedhead Music
Producer Black Noise, Steel Tipped Dove, Hghwnd, Spvce, Bill Ding, Sicksentz, Hot Sugar
Lakutis chronology
I'm in the Forest
(2011)I'm in the Forest2011
Three Seashells
Professional ratings
Review scores
Consequence of Sound B [1]
Impose Magazinefavorable [2]
Pitchfork 6.7/10 [3]
Potholes in My BlogStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [4]

Three Seashells (sometimes stylized as 3 Seashells [5] ) is a mixtape by American rapper Lakutis. [6] It was released on Greedhead Music on February 20, 2014. [1] Music videos were created for "Too Ill for the Law", [7] "Jesus Piece", [8] and "Body Scream". [9]

Aleksey Weintraub, better known by his stage name Lakutis, is a Russian American rapper from New York. He has collaborated with Das Racist, Hot Sugar, and Kitty. He has also toured with Le1f and Antwon.

Greedhead Music is an independent record label founded by Himanshu Suri of Das Racist. Initially, Suri founded Greedhead Music as a management and recording company in 2008 to manage Das Racist. Greedhead's first releases were the group's 2010 mixtapes, Shut Up, Dude and Sit Down, Man. Das Racist's first commercially available album, Relax, was also the first commercial release on the Greedhead imprint. Greedhead has since released solo mixtapes by both Kool A.D. and Heems. The label has also released works by Dash Speaks, Weekend Money, Keepaway, Lakutis, Big Baby Gandhi, Le1f, Antwon, and Meyhem Lauren, as well as non-hip-hop acts like singer Safe, Scottish bhangra act Tigerstyle, and comedian Joe Mande.



Pat Levy of Consequence of Sound gave Three Seashells a grade of B, saying, "Despite the record's relatively short runtime, so much humor, angst, and pure bohemian attitude are melded together with admirable results." [1] Zach Kelly of Pitchfork gave it a 6.7 out of 10 and commented that "Lakutis isn't big on coherent content, favoring a sort of stream of consciousness approach to his rhyming." [3]

<i>Consequence of Sound</i> American music website

Consequence of Sound (CoS) is a Chicago-based online magazine featuring news, editorials, and reviews of music and movies. In addition, the website also features the Festival Outlook micro-site, which serves as an online database for music festival news and rumors.

<i>Pitchfork</i> (website) online music magazine

Pitchfork is an American online magazine launched in 1995 by Ryan Schreiber, based in Chicago, Illinois, and owned by Condé Nast. Being developed during Schreiber's tenure in a record store at the time, the magazine developed a reputation for its extensive focus on independent music, but has since expanded to a variety of coverage on both indie and popular music.

On February 26, 2014, it was named by Stereogum as the Mixtape of the Week. [10]

Stereogum is a daily Internet publication that focuses on music news, song premieres, and irreverent commentary. The site was created in January 2002 by Scott Lapatine.

Track listing

1."What the Fuck"Black Noise1:42
2."Animal"Steel Tipped Dove3:01
3."Jesus Piece"Steel Tipped Dove3:12
4."Too Ill for the Law"Hghwnd2:37
6."Skit 1" 0:07
7."Chinese Slippers"Bill Ding2:08
8."Black Swann" (featuring DVS)Sicksentz2:40
9."Skit 2" 0:14
10."Body Scream" Hot Sugar 3:06
11."Skeleton"Bill Ding2:11
12."Dope as Fuck"Bill Ding2:07

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