Artist: Monster Rally & Jay Stone
Artwork: Ted Feighan
Digital Release Date: October 14, 2014
The first single from the forthcoming collaborative LP titled Foreign Pedestrians, out on January 27th 2015.
01. Monster Rally & Jay Stone - Cognac (feat. Brandon Rayson)
02. Monster Rally & Jay Stone - Cognac (Instrumental)
"Jay Stone’s style recalls the super-scientifical mentality of early Heiro, while still capable of the crossover into the lavish braggadocio side of the coin in rap currency. It is this universally-Bay identity that dominates the introduction to his Monster Rally collab, “Cognac”. Jay Stone has the elocution of his forefathers like E-40 or Gift of Gab—it’s in the way he says increment—and a casual comfort within the grooves that never disrupts the stylish twinkle of the 70s funk production. While the track feels like a slight departure from Monster Rally’s definitive exoticism, the album title Foreign Pedestrians, suggests otherwise and that Jay Stone came into the project with an understanding of his producer’s picturesque backdrops."
- Impose Magazine
"Exotic rhythm manipulator Monster Rally (a.k.a. Ted Feighan) is back and this time he’s brought friends. His latest, Foreign Pedestrians, is the first collaborative release between the LA-based producer and Oakland-based emcee Jay Stone. On the album’s smoky lounge set first single “Cognac” Feighan lays out a funky, sax-sampling vibe for Stone and guest emcee Brandon Rayson to spill out juicy narratives about chasing girls, sipping on IPAs, and noshing on vegan donuts. The whole thing has a nice old school vibe to it that we’re totally feeling.
- Turntable Kitchen