AboveGround Magazine lets YOU review ‘Peerless’

From AboveGroundMagazine.com;

“After our interview with Debaser, Sapient let us know that he wasn’t too thrilled with our review of their album. Rather than just telling him tough luck and moving on, we decided, why not make it interesting?

We agreed to let you, our readers, get a sneak peak at the new Debaser album, in it’s entirety, and give it your own grade. We rated this album a 13.00 out of a possible 20.00, a decent grade, but Sape thinks they deserve better.

Now it’s your turn. Take a listen, and let us know how you rank Peerless (out of a possible 20.00 total). Our score won’t change, but we still want to know how you feel. Oh yeah, and there might even be some prizes for those who participate.”

What are you waiting for? Go post your review!

AboveGround Magazine interviews Debaser

Debaser recently took some time away from crushing everything to answer some questions from the AboveGround folks. Topics of converstation include Sandpeople, who they consider peers, and of course… groupies;

AG: If one of the Sandpeople members was going to make the mistake of sleeping with this Kat Stacks mess, who would it be?

Sapient & Ethic: Mo-b”

Can I third that? You can read the rest here.

Debaser taking over the internets!

Localcut.com says;

“Debaser—the group’s name itself meaning to tear down or degrade—is right to brag. Not only is the duo the most heralded of the Portland-based, 10-member crew Sandpeople’s offshoot groups, it also contains Sandpeople’s chief beatsmith, Sapient. A skilled MC with an even greater knack for hip-hop production, Sapient, known to his parents as Marcus Williams, is in hip-hop not just to satisfy his own hunger, but to put food on the table (he raps about his wife and young daughter on Debaser’s “Results”). Williams’ hustle has paid off. “I’d put [Sapient] against any successful, nationally or globally recognized producer,” Bauer says. “He can hang with them.””

Portland Mercury says;

“FOLLOWING UP a classic release is a challenge for any musician. No matter your next move, there are those who will say it just doesn’t measure up. For Portland hiphoppers Ethic and Sapient—members of the Sandpeople crew who together are known as Debaser—that challenge is met and matched with their newly pressed disc, Peerless.”

The Grouch of Living Legends says;

“If you haven’t grabbed it yet, you should.”

So what are you waiting for? And if you have it already, go tell us how dope it is in our forums!

P.I.M.B. Interviews Debaser

From Potholes In My Blog;

P.I.M.B.: Talk about the title for the album, Peerless. Where did this come from?

Sapient: The title is def on some braggadocio shit, and that’s not really fueled by our arrogance, more just pointing out the inferiority of everyone else. So much basic music, dumb rappers…they are not our peers. Not all of our music is on this tip, but Debaser is definitely an outlet for that. There’s a time and place for everything, here and now is for Debaser.”

They also do some song breakdowns from the album after the interview, which you can peep in it’s entirety here.

Debaser – ‘Don’t Sleep’ ft. The Grouch on 2dopeboyz!


Check it out here.

Debaser – Peerless Promo

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Here’s a little promo I made with a couple song snippets from the upcoming Debaser album ‘Peerless’.

Debaser Album “Peerless” Available Now!

Debaser - Peerless

Debaser is a simmered down version of the Northwest-based crew Sandpeople.  The two-man group is anchored by the rising starSapient, who along with being the founder of SP’s cutting edge sound has also produced tracks that feature the likes of Slug(Atmosphere), Aesop RockInspectah Deck (Wu-tang) and many more.

In 2006, Debaser released their debut album titled Crown Control.  The project quickly spread via word-of-mouth promotion and has secured itself as one of Sandpeople’s most successful albums to date.

Peerless is the latest effort by the hardworking pair with features from some of indie hip-hop’s most household names like The Grouch(Living Legends), Cage (Def Jux) & Eyedea (Rhymesayers).  Debaser’s new album Peerless is now available everywhere, including a special iTunes version that comes with a 14-page digital booklet & bonus track featuring Eligh (Living Legends)!

Don’t miss out on the brand new album by one of the Pacific Northwest’s finest!  More info @ Sapientkills.com

Peerless – Track List
1.     Curseless Gift
2.     Enough
3.     Peerless
4.     Tree of Life
5.     Spider in the Sheets
6.     Pedestals (feat. Cage)
7.     Nola (inst.)
8.     Quitters
9.     My Brain
10.   Don’t Sleep (feat. The Grouch)
11.   Bang Like This (inst.)
12.   Results
13.   Purest Disgust (feat. Eyedea)
14.   High Priceless

Purchase links:


Amazon MP3

CD Baby

Free Album: Debaser – Back To Work

Piece of the review from RapReviews.com;

“Three years ago Debaser wriggled their way up through the sands of the underground to the surface, surprising both the critics covering hip-hop and the rap fans who listened to it with the quality of their music. Sapient’s production embraced both familiar hip-hop forms and instrumentation outside the norm, while Ethic’s rap had the style and confidence of a well experienced hip-hop artist as opposed to a relative newcomer. Being part of Oregon’s Sandpeople crew clearly sharpened the skills of both men long before the first Debaser album hit stores, but a stunned Jordan Selbo was still forced to proclaim their debut represented “a group transcending the current standards of the genre, concerned not so much with bringing it back as with moving it along.” Thus the stage was set for Ethic and Sapient to be a modern day Guru and Premier, much beloved and often underrated, an outstanding team that musically and lyrically complimented each other perfectly.”
Read the rest here.
You can view the tracklist and stream/download the album here. If you can’t wait two clicks, hit the download link.

UPDATE: For those of you that downloaded before 11:45am Pacific time you may have noticed you were missing the song “Do Proper” download that here(Right click -> Save Target As) The above download link for the whole album has been fixed and now includes the song. Sorry!

UPDATE #2: Some of you reported that “Do Proper” wasn’t working in iTunes. The download has been fixed for both the single download and the album download links. iTunes users rejoice!
Shouts to Potholes In My Blog for featuring the album today! blldat!

Debaser – 'Bow' & 'Leave Me Alone'

First two leaks off Debaser’s upcoming ‘Back To Work’ album;

Debaser – ‘Bow’ Right Click -> Save Target As

Debaser – ‘Leave Me Alone’ Right Click -> Save Target As
Back To Work will be available October 1st for free download at Sandpeoplemusic.com/BackToWork . This is a continuation of our 3 free albums in 3 months campaign which you can check out here. Bllldat!

3 albums in 3 months!

Sapient, and Debaser will be releasing three albums in three months for free download.

Sept. 1st Sapient: Make Morphine – The Remixes – A remix of Sapient’s entire album Make More. Features production by Rev. Shines (of Lifesavas), Budo, Simple (of Sandpeople), Oldominion veterans Mr. Hill, Smoke & Pale Soul plus many more. A different producer for each song!

Oct. 1st Debaser: Back to Work – A long awaited follow-up to Crown Control. This free download will give you a taste of what they’ve been working on. Back To Work features Rasco (of Cali Agents), Luckyiam (of Living Legends) and Detroit standout Phat Kat. It’s true. New Debaser. Suck it.

Nov. 1st Sapient: Famine Friends – Sapient’s upcoming solo album and just one more reason why he is the most prolific hip-hop act coming out of the Northwest. With 3 music videos accompanying the album, Famine Friends proves that Sape lives by his promise to “Make More”.

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