I just finished up my interview with Ruler Why, the 22-year-old producer of the hip-hop collective The Vultures, for my latest Vinyl Ananchronist column for Perfect Sound Forever. He sent me these photos to include in the article, and as you can see he's a pretty young guy. The way he rhapsodizes about vinyl and disses digital, however, is decidedly old school. Ruler isn't afraid to voice his opinions about the current state of hip-hop--he chose the name The Vultures because he is "feasting on the dead carcass of today's music."
If you listen to The Vultures beats (at http://www.myspace.com/thevultures7), you'll hear the Wu-Tang influences, but you'll also hear something dense and sophisticated and original in these mixes.