THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Finally putting an end to years of swirling rumors and speculation, the collaboration is now officially announced: Danger Mouse & Black Thought have brought us their debut album Cheat Codes.
The natural chemistry between Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) and Tariq Trotter (Black Thought) comes through in the ease with which the artist and listener move through this album. Moreover, it’s an album untethered to any genre, era or trend — uncategorizeable and timeless. It is the sound of the pair observing their own culture and asking questions they still may not have the answers to.
Burton (aka one half of Gnarls Barkley, Broken Bells, and Karen O & Danger Mouse — and universally regarded as the most versatile producer in modern music) has found a formidable new partner in the incomparably prolific rapper Tariq Trotter — a rapper, MC & co-founder of The Roots, film and theater actor, producer, writer and one of the best lyricists in hip-hop history.”