Buck 65 was on the tip of everyone’s tongues in 2005 with his critically acclaimed record, This Right Here is Buck 65, a collection of songs from 5 previous works, that was lauded by Rolling Stone, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, Blender, the New York Times, CMJ, Alternative Press, URB, XLR8R, Remix, and Magnet, among others. While Buck found great success in America, his label V2 was on it’s last leg and following his record’s release, they folded. While waiting to get through the music business red tape, he made a record with revered band Tortoise (which saw no American release due to the label closing), moved to Paris, fell in love, scored a film, won a Juno (he also co-hosted said awards show with Pamela Anderson) and toured the globe. He settled in after all that and made his most realized work yet- Situation, out on Strange Famous Records/ Warner Brothers worldwide this October 30th. Strange Famous Records is a new endeavor from renowned musician and savvy businessman, Sage Francis. To those in the know, Sage Francis and Buck 65 openly had the reputation as being foes for a time. Coming full circle, the two are now good friends and Sage Francis, as Buck 65’s biggest advocate, lobbied to release Situation in the United States on his label. Situation will serve as Buck 65’s first LP to be released in the United States since his blow up from This Right Here is Buck 65. In basing the record around the many defining events of 1957, Situation recognizes the true creation of underground and independent culture that happened 50 years ago and the enticing idea that we are on the cusp of a similar renaissance. And while Buck 65’s music is truly defined by it’s own genre, Situation is a raw and powerful return to classic hip-hop delivered in Buck 65’s prolific and seasoned style.