Qwel & Maker ‎– Beautiful Raw

Galapagos4 ‎– G4CD0063
CD, Album, Digipak

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1 Beautiful Raw
Vocals [Additional Vocals] – Scarlet Monk
2 Long Walkers 4:59
3 En Garde
Featuring, Vocals [Additional Vocals] – Qwazaar
4 Wreck Room 4:22
5 Pilfer
Featuring, Vocals [Additional Vocals] – The Grouch, Swamburger
6 On One
Scratches – DJ Bizkid
7 Lake Effect 4:56
8 Broken Pendulum
Featuring, Vocals [Additional Vocals] – Scud One
9 Through The Sidewalk
Featuring, Vocals [Additional Vocals] – Wes Restless
10 New Cents 3:54
11 Abracadabra 4:50
12 If I Could Sing
Vocals [Additional Vocals] – Scarlet Monk
13 Keep It Movin
Scratches – D-Styles
14 Reach For The Sky 3:36

Companies, etc.



Publishing Info:
D-Styles for Soular Sleuth Music (ASCAP)
Jammal Tarkington for JammalsSound (ASCAP)
Ruth Ramos (ASCAP)
Scarlet Monk, Anna H Zimowska (ASCAP)
Qwazaar for Alien Race Music, Marty Brown (ASCAP)
The Grouch for Get Yours Publishing, Corey Scoffern (ASCAP)
Swamburger, Aasan Harazshi Brooks (BMI)
Scud One (ASCAP)
Wes Restless (ASCAP)
Vocals for Adam Schreiber (ASCAP)
Beats for Sunset Lodge, Marco Jacobo (ASCAP)

Recorded and mixed @ West Restless Studios, Chicago, IL
Mastered @ Jumbo Polish Studios, Chicago, IL

©2013 Galapagos4

Track durations taken from itunes.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 08509 00632 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 708509006324
  • Matrix / Runout: 30516BeautifulRaw c1304453
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LM58
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2N04
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI

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January 16, 2015

amazing album needs a vinyl release


May 10, 2013
edited over 5 years ago

Beautiful Raw’ is the highly anticipated 4th release from Chicago duo Qwel & Maker, whose
previous releases and worldwide touring has raised them as the bar against which all raw
complex underground hip hop is to be measured.

This new album is a testimony to the hard work and thoughtful care that the two put into all
of their music. Each carefully crafted track could stand alone as a highlight, claiming rightful
shine as the lead single, yet the album as a whole complete work is a single seamless
journey. The tale of the humble plant, once sewn deep beneath the concrete of the inner
city slums, that against all odds has grown up through the concrete toward the light. Proof
of hope is the recurrent theme and grimy raw is the soundscape.

"They said it couldnt be done, this one’s for provin’ ‘em wrong, seems only suitable it’s
beautiful raw. Planted the seed beneath the street but it was rooted too strong, grew to the
sun and called it beautiful raw. "

In an unexpected and rare turn for the team, Qwel and Maker have commissioned a little
help on this album, pulling collaborative magic from fellow veterans such as The Grouch
(Living Legends), Qwel’s fellow Typical Cat Qwazaar, Swamburger (Soliloquists Of Sound),
Wes Restless, Scud One, D-Styles & more. The guest lyricists all help air out the record
from Qwel’s dense spitfire lyrics.

Love, life, regret, money, drugs, joy, sorrow, lies, truth… but most of all hope, is what this
album is about.