Big Dada will release the 31-track LP in August.
TROBBB!—short for The Revenge Of Black Belly Button!—is billed as Justin McNulty's first official full-length as Kutmah, though the Berlin-based producer has had a few other album-length releases over the years. It comprises 31 tracks and features a number of guests, including Gonjasufi, Jonwayne and Jeremiah Jae along with Natureboy Flako, who also helped put the record together. Big Dada, which turns 20 this year, will give it a release on double-vinyl, CD and digital formats in August.
We're told TROBBB! is heavy on "contemplation and memory," with a number of references to McNulty's past. The son of an Egyptian mother and Scottish father, he moved from England to the US at age 12 and grew up in Los Angeles, where he would co-found the popular Sketchbook Sessions night, but was deported in 2010 after three months spent in a detention center.
The LP's title comes from the name a childhood bully used to call him ("Black Belly Button"), after seeing the tan he got while visiting family in Egypt, until he "took retribution with his fists." The cover art features a charred photo of his high school "homegirl" Angela—it was one of the few possessions that survived a house fire years later.
Listen to "Bury Me By The River," a track featuring Gonjasufi that surfaced last month.
01. T.R.O.B.B.B! Theme (Curtain Opens)
04. Shut Shit Down!
05. Brown Porsche 928
06. Change Things
07. Teezuk Humra
10. E2 7RW
12. Black Myth feat. Jeremiah Jae & Zeroh as Holy Smoke
13. BN1 8DH
14. SwampThing feat. Zackey Force Funk
15. On The Run
16. Follow The Light
18. Guidance Counselor
19. Cooler Of Evidence feat. N8NOFACE
20. Blackwave feat. Zeroh
21. Scorch 4 The Phoenix feat. Ta'Raach & DJ Chris P Cuts
22. Thoughts Under The Full Moon feat. Akello G Light
23. Accounted For, Then To feat. Jonwayne
24. L.A. Memories feat. Sach
26. Herbal Tea Sessions feat. Akello G Light
29. Enta Omri
30. Love Found
31. Bury Me By The River feat. Gonjasufi
Big Dada will release TROBBB! on August 11th, 2017.
Photo credit: Maja Rezoug