The concept :
This album, DMT Sessions is a perfect example of Esham’s music and themes. Realised in 2011, the album’s tracklist is composed like a drugs list, it’s kind of tribute to the substances that keep (dead)-alive the poor streets of Detroit.
The whole packaging concept turns around the concepts of black market, parallel economy & drugs. It was made from a Playstation 2, as a « trompe l’oeil », outside is the original Playstation, inside was made with wood. It contains the DMT Session CD, a DVD (Death of an Indie Label) an audio tape, some stickers & rolling paper.
The packaging is divided in 2 parts (2 levels).
The DMT session CD is packed with an aluminium foil such as some drugs, the music inside is the drug.
DVD is presented in a Playstation game case, like a lost and found footage on a back disc, the pack contains a USB key transformed with a Playstation 2 memory card, like a digital saving of this footage.
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