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Horny Cricket Calls Out the 1% with ‘Whitey On The Moon’

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Horny Cricket is the professional name of underground composer and producer Robert K. Beshara. A native of Cairo, Egypt, he worked as a producer and performer in his hometown’s thriving underground scene for years.Now based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the genre-bending musician debuted his latest project in July with a brand new album on Bandcamp. “Whitey on the Moon” is the first single from Horny Cricket, released worldwide via all major streaming services on July 1, 2022. 

Inspired by a piece of the same name by the legendary musician/poet/philosopher Gil Scott-Heron, the song calls out the great discrepancies in health and wealth between the haves and have-nots. Like the original, the song grabs our attention with its incendiary title. However, also in the same vein as the GSH classic, the track is more a commentary on the socio-economic discrepancies in America that persist fifty years since the GSH told his tale of struggling to pay the bills.

This project is a commentary on, and a critique of, the COVID era, wherein many (particularly the working class) suffered both materially and psychologically.
Robert Beshara (Horny Cricket)

The track rolls on a multi-genre downtempo groove. Ambient keys ride a lo-fi trap beat as analog synths and percussive arpeggios paint the edges of the mix to create a psychedelic trip-hop vibe. Rapper Sigma Strange steps to the mic and delivers his take on the modern day disparity between the 1% and the rest of us.

Check out the “Whitey on the Moon” lyric video below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Beat playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with Horny Cricket. Get on his socials and get in the loop on all of the music to come from this exciting talent.

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