Panacea takes “The Scenic Route”


Last year, Washington D.C. duo Panacea gave a pleasant surprise in the form of Ink is My Drink. The album was part standard-issue backpack rap, but it had a wonderful dreamlike quality, like the musical equivalent of Margaret Brown’s Goodnight Moon, or a B-boy version of Carole King’s “Chicken Soup and Rice.”

Producer K-Murdock and MC Raw Poetic will bring back its Christopher Cross-styled hip-hop with The Scenic Route. Set for release on September 4 via Glow-in-the-Dark (which enjoys a distribution deal with Rawkus), the sophomore disc takes Panacea’s panacean qualities to gauzy extremes, and soul dynamo Raheem DeVaughn makes an appearance. “It’s really dynamic this time around. I consider it my masterpiece,” says K-Murdock in a press releae. “If you want to get away, but can’t afford the vacation, this is for you.” The track listing for The Scenic Route is below.

  • 1. “Intro”
  • 2. “The Scenic Route”
  • 3. “Flashback to Stardom” (feat. Raheem DeVaughn)
  • 4. “Pops Said”
  • 5. “Epiphany”
  • 6. “Between Earth and Sky”
  • 7. “Bubble”
  • 8. “Square 1”
  • 9. “Blue Ice”
  • 10. “Walk in the Park”
  • 11. “Aim High”
  • 12. “Katana”
  • 13. “One Shine”
  • 14. “Outro”

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