Nashville, TN (September 9, 2019)
Christian rap veterans, Royal Ruckus, are back with a brand new EP titled Unexpected Joy. The release brings their trademark fun/quirky rhymes back into the fold of hip-hop. The guys have also dropped a new video for the first single. “I’m Forever Yours (Come On)” which features KJ-52 and Knowdaverbs. The song deals honestly and personally with life’s ongoing struggle to connect with and trust God through its challenges, and is accompanied by a lively lyric video on their YouTube channel.
Watch the music video for “I’m Forever Yours (Come On)”
The artistic duo of Chunjay and Flatline are two-decade veterans of the indie and professional music scenes. After a few years off, Chunjay took the show on tour, playing the AudioFeed Festival in 2017 and 50-something other cities across the country, most lately frequenting intimate venues like breweries, bars, coffee shops, concert halls, and a few churches.
“We always try to have a good time when performing, and draw people into a meaningful experience. We used to play youth groups, now we play more bars. Venues like these make music a full-contact sport—I can look into the audience’s eyes,” said Chunjay.
This closeness with their audience gave birth to an album that tunes into questions that torture the modern mind, such as the quest for meaning and redemption during a time when rates of depression, suicide, and mental illness are increasingly common.
Since 2017, they have released a double LP followed by three EP releases, collaborating with Eligh of Living Legends, Spoken Nerd, Pigeon John, Krum, MC RedCloud, Joey the Jerk of LA Symphony, Kahlee Tredime, Jeremiah Dirt, ManChild of Mars Ill, Bonafied of GRITS and other artists. Unexpected Joy is the third EP in a collaborative series, following Royalty Check with DJ Sean P (2019) and World’s Okayest Rapper with CookBook (2018).