“Last month, the AssociatedMinds and Eatgood Records camps leaked “The Heat”, a track from their collaborative EP, The Highball. On it, . laid down a razor-sharp guitar-driven instrumental masterpiece for Sonnyjim & Mudmowth to speak some of those dirty, distinguished English bars to, reppin’ the UK Hip-Hop scene properly. The geniuses over at Associated Minds figured the world needed a special US version of this banger of a track, and enlisted the Philly triumvirate of Zilla Rocca, Curly Castro and Has-Lo to sink their collective teeth into that beast. To put a true Hip-Hop spin on it, the decision to revisit Smoothe Da Hustler & Trigga Da Gambler’s classic “Broken Language” opened up a sly framework for these three to slice and dice this beat to pieces.. You’ve got Kanye shruggin’, pill pushin’, spoon bendin’, rhyme twistin’ and all other types of intricate actions broken down in that style. Thus, the “American Language” remix you have before you!
As mentioned, Associated Minds & Eatgood Records will be unleashing The Highball EP. Zilla Rocca is pushing the magnificent Bad Weather EP, while Curly Castro is wondering why one would continuously hit the snooze button on Winston’s Appeal and Has-Lo is receiving loads of praise for his Mello Music Group-distributed In Case I Don’t Make It album. Support quality Hip-Hop, or we’ll have to turn into the hate-spewin’, cigar-chewin’, ratchet holdin’, knife-wieldin’ henchmen, and force you to partake. We don’t want to go down that route, though, do we?”
The Heat (American Language Remix) by The Highball
William James referred to Bray as "an excellent little illiterate English evangelist" in his The Varieties of Religious Experience published in 1902.  Annie Dillard makes reference to Bray in the last sentence of her 1974 Pulitzer Prize -winning Pilgrim at Tinker Creek . In 2004, Billy Bray in His Own Words by Chris Wright was published; it is based on the previously unpublished journal of Bray, in his own handwriting, that had lain undeciphered since the nineteenth century.  Bray's life was celebrated by the Devon folk songwriter Seth Lakeman in the song "Preacher's Ghost" on his 2010 album Hearts and Minds .
1984: In a northern England mining town, miners are on strike and the atmosphere is tense. Eleven-year old Billy Elliot, whose father and brother are participating in the strike, whose mother has died quite some time ago and whose grandmother is not completely aware of what's going on, doesn't like the brutal boxing lessons at school. Instead, he falls for the girls' ballet lessons. When his folks find out about this unusual love of his, Billy is in trouble. Being supported by the ballet teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson, he keeps on training secretly while the work situation as well as the problems at home get worse. Finally, Mrs. Wilkinson manages to get Billy an audition for the Royal Ballet School, but now he also has to open his heart to his family.