[ EP ] The Lost Angels “Together, We Stand Alone”
Together, We Stand Alone is the debut project from The Lost Angels, showing what happens when a group of friends bring out the best in each other. They went from cutting mix-tape style records to becoming a true group over the course of the six month recording process The project brings back a sense of community that is missing in hip-hop culture, where the current climate artist are only concern with putting themselves first.
Together, We Stand Alone features production from Kelly Portis (A$AP Rocky), Adrian Younge (Ghostface Killah, Jay-Z), and Willie Green (Soul Khan, C-Rayz Walz). Together, We Stand Alone also features several collaborations with Brooklyn rapper and activist Varyus Waise, who acts as a special guest throughout the project. The previous singles “Angels Assemble” and “Bad Decisions” have been given enthusiastic reviews by taste-makers from diverse markets such as Toronto, Canada and Honolulu, Hawaii. The project has been championed by Rap Review writer Adam Bernard, as well as Amazon bestselling author, Byron Crawford.
Carlos Ferragamo who has work with The J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League (Nas, Rick Ross) and been featured in The Source’s Unsigned Hype Column explains the challenge of adapting to the group setting. “I had to be versatile for this project. There were a few records that I would not have personally chosen to hop on, but did it for the team. Never once did I slack on the bars.”
Lyrical Blades says “Everyone brought something unique and ill to the table and to see it all come together as a finished product has been great.” The recording process brought this group of diverse friends closer. Jimmy ValenTime says “This was the start of a journey. We had ups and downs in doing this process and it made us all better artists. We went from being a group of friends, to a band of brothers. The title reflects how we stuck together and never gave up, and now Together, We Stand Alone …”