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Serengeti: Gasoline Rainbows
Serengeti: Gasoline Rainbows
Artist Serengeti
Album Gasoline Rainbows
Label Day By Day Entertainment
Released 10/18/2005
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Five years in the making, Gasoline Rainbows is a metaphor for an apparently-blissful life, but one that is in reality dirty and ugly. This metaphor was inspired by a reference from the novel Catcher in the Rye, and one that Serengeti lived during his college years, the so-called best years of his life.

Bored, depressed, and disillusioned, Serengeti drowned himself in liquor and in music for four years while recording Gasoline Rainbows. Miserable days spent on a Budweiser delivery truck turned into nights of emotional release in the studio. He worked with a number of musicians, including Joe Daniels, former drummer for rock group Local H, to create the rock-influenced hip hop album, for which Serengeti created all of the melodies on a guitar or in his head. Not satisfied with the familiar rap-over-rock track, he has assembled complete melodic songs where rhyming is the chosen form of verbal expression.

Gasoline Rainbows was written all over the world: from Paris to Prague, Berlin to Stockholm, Copenhagen to Malmo, and Tokyo to Chicago; on trains, buses, beer trucks, beaches; in bars, trolleys, airports, houses, balconies, courtyards, cars, trees and parks. The physical collection of these rhymes would be a collage of torn loose leaf paper, bar napkins, scraps from under car seats, and paper plates, scrawled with the urgent illegibilisms of an emcee who can't stop writing. Carefully and thoughtfully crafted, the album exudes honesty and genius, a cathartic release from his curse. Aiming to exhibit the unique intellect and preeminent talent of the oppressed, he sees himself as more than an artist. He is the physical embodiment of a misunderstood generation struggling for a voice.

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