LA Symphony talk about problems and tragedies leading up to 'Disappear Here' album.

POPULAR hip-hop collective LA Symphony spoke about the problems they have encountered in recent times. Said the group's outspoken leader Flynn, "We ran ourselves ragged. We went completely broke, completely in debt. UNO Mas got sick with this crazy condition called Guillain-Barre Syndrome and he had his gall bladder removed. The CookBook's father had a stroke; and he was in the same hospital UNO was in, just two floors away from each other, and he passed away. And at the same time, Joey the Jerk's grandfather, who lived in Africa, passed away."

Having to deal with a hospitalised UNO and a mourning CookBook and a grieving Joey away in Africa were something Flynn believes were necessary to lay the thematic groundwork for the quintet's new album 'Disappear Here' on Gotee Records. Produced by such renowned names as Madlib, DJ Rhetmattic and Tonex, 'Disappear Here' is described as the group's most slickly produced album to date. Said Flynn, "I think, with this album, you're going to get a more honest expression of our faith. We're more optimistic, but we're also a lot more heartfelt. We went through some serious issues. We had to face the reality of whether or not we were going to live. We have faced a lot of trials and tribulations as a group and as individuals, but we've never walked away from our faith in God. We haven't walked away from the vision and the calling that was given to us."

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