B. Dolan’s latest record is the self-produced “KILL THE WOLF”, a sweeping, powerful opus five years in the making. The album reinforces Dolan’s status as a complex lyricist and introduces him as a ambitious, versatile producer, dedicated as ever to concept and vision over fleeting hip-hop trends.
This sophomore studio effort on STRANGE FAMOUS RECORDS / SPEECH DEVELOPMENT features a supporting cast of talent from a wide range of musical backgrounds, including AESOP ROCK, BUCK 65, ALIAS, CECIL OTTER (Doomtee), KATHLEEN STUBELEK (Circle Takes the Square), DS3K, BUDDY PEACE, and the late DAVID LAMB (Brown Bird) among others.
It would be easy for an album to go astray amidst such varying styles and contributors, but Dolan stays in firm command as an expert conductor, driving the album’s layered and visionary sound. “KILL THE WOLF” sets out with a goal of demolishing the boundaries of what was previously thought possible in a B. Dolan record; bringing the best techniques from his catalogue into a new era of production value by fusing live guitars, analog synths, violins and upright bass with formidable vocals and intricate lyrics.
Five years after shaking the foundations of underground rap with his “Fallen House, Sunken CIty” LP, B. Dolan emerges from the earth, battle-tested, clear-eyed, and sharper than ever.
It’s time to Kill the Wolf.
“Dolan’s flow constantly operates at high intensity, making every song feel like a commandment ripe with political thought and introspective insights…his booming voice is one of the loudest in underground hip-hop.” -Consequence Of Sound
“It’s been five years in the making but ‘Kill the Wolf’ was worth the wait. I am struggling to find negatives with this album.” -Headstuff.org
“Kill the Wolf proves that the five-year wait since Fallen House, Sunken City was absolutely worth it. Dolan continues, and improves upon, the unique sound he’s fostered.” -AXS
“Over the course of the album, Dolan takes a raw and honest look at the world around him, creating his most captivating record yet.” – State Magazine
“Right up there with Cold Vein & Fantastic Damage as one of the best indie rap records to ever be released.” -SYFFAL
“In Dolan’s vocals there is an unchallenged precision and calmness about his lyrical delivery, but the socio-political depth of the content is anything but tranquil… The talent and comfortability Dolan displays behind the mic is vivid.” -Surviving The Golden Age