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Tombstone Da Deadman / Press

“Living in quite a different tonal world is the new album, Entropic Man, by Tombstone da Deadman (October 2013), the follow-up to his much-beloved Rise of the Infidel (2012). It features two tracks that take as their subject not only the end of human existence, but the end of existence generally under the cool and indifferent watch of thermodynamics. In the concluding tracks, “All Things Must Pass” and “Death Speaks”, Tombstone assumes the guise of Entropy and Death themselves, surveying from those perspectives the progress of the universe and man’s small lot among it all. As entropy, he introduces himself with a power and force that suggests John Milton crossed with Carl Sagan:”

“In almost every aspect Tombstone speaks for improvement against the humanity-bleeding degradation of religious culture, war, economic disparity, civil apathy, and minority oppression. It’s angry but not strident; powerful but not dominating; pointed but not berating until defending.”

“In a genre so completely oversaturated by anti-intellectual nonsense, violence, and puerility from mainstream artists, fans of rap must look to independent artists like Tombstone da Deadman to find music of substance and cleverness. Followers of Tombstone should know that he is well acquainted with the art of socially-conscious rapping; he has things to say that are worth hearing, and he says it well.”

“Tombstone da Deadman, another member of Grand Unified, continues this mixture of emotional investigation and rigorous positivism to great effect in “Ballad of the Non-Believer”, the first lines of which I quoted at the outset. Leading up to the first chorus, Tombstone ruminates on his upbringing, on being a kid thrust into a belief system not of his choosing. What makes it such a uniquely powerful piece of music is that he is honestly concerned with parsing the experience in its fullness, rather than simply raging against lost innocence and ignorant parenting, as many of us are wont to do.”

“From Zack Kopplin's quest to improve the state of science education in the United States to the abuses of unchecked power as granted to the clergy, atheist rapper and musician Landon Tombstone Taylor has a lot to talk about—and more specifically rap about.”

“Like traditional hip-hop and rap, Greydon and Tombstone provide a commentary relevant to their world. While Greydon leans towards glorifying science while criticizing religion, Tombstone spits about his own darkness in escaping religion's grip and regaining his self-worth...”

“From the ashes of this once great music that DARED us not to care there emerges a new voice. A voice of reason and logic. A voice that will NOT sing the praises of the all mighty material thing or be distracted by the LIES the mass media perpetuates with its repetition and corporate funding. ”

“One of the more intriguing Baltimore rappers putting out music in 2012 has been Tombstone Da Deadman, a guy with an ominous name and grim reaper-themed cover art for Death Lives, the second album he’s released this year. Death Lives was released on Halloween and features songs like “Ballad of the Non-Believer,” which takes a thoughtful, incisive look at the rhetorical battles between religion and science. To hear Tombstone’s music, visit tombstonedadeadman.bandcamp.com”

“ Yo man that beyond reason song is hot. Good work”

Greydon Square - Youtube

“ Amazing, really all I can. It's not just the subject matter of your music that grabs me, it's your rhyme skills and the fact that you are true hip-hop. You can tell you're not just saying what you say for "shock value." It's very evident you mean every word that you speak. Keep up the great work man. I can honestly say that I am a fan.”

JokerColors - Youtube

“Thank you for being on the front lines. Respect+Reason+Reality= New Subscriber.”

StuckHereWithYou - Youtube

“Man, I'm a pure metal-head that's never really listened much to the style of music "Controlled" represents... but I must say that song is pretty badass. At the risk of sounding corny, very nice word usage throughout, both in terms of syllabic flow and vocabulary.”

RantingRamsay - Youtube

“ rational / skeptic / atheist rap is realy what the world needs more of, i realy enjoy your music. one of your tracks was used at the end of an atheist video... i don't even remember who made it, but he linked to your channel and said you were criminaly undersubbed, and after watching EVERY SINGLE Video on here starting from the beginning i have to say he was right. Keep doing what you're doing... but maybe, just maybe...do a little more music - if you have the time ;)”

OptimismPrime - Youtube

“ i use to despise rap with a real passion. but now listening to your stuff has made me think perhaps that's only because i had never heard any rap that i could connect with. subbed.”

Ravinar - Youtube

“From the ashes of this once great music that DARED us not to care there emerges a new voice. A voice of reason and logic. A voice that will NOT sing the praises of the all mighty material thing or be distracted by the LIES the mass media perpetuates with its repetition and corporate funding.”