fish don't climb trees is the album from VMP Rising alumni, Chester Watson. The St. Louis-born rapper began releasing music at the age of 15 carving out a lane in the underground hip hop scene as the "Monotone Samurai." Citing inspiration from Psymun, MF DOOM, Odd Future, and more, fish don't climb trees takes its name from the renowned Einstein quote but imbues Chester's own message to heed to his own standards and avoid the influences of misguided characterizations or judgements. Having been hailed by the likes of Complex and Pitchfork as a notable rap auteur to watch, Chester delivers on that promise in his own quintessential style, with an album that winds from downtempo dub to 808s and J-Dilla inspired beats, all with the foreboding undercurrent of his storytelling leading the way.
Limited to 500 copies, the VMP exclusive version of chester watson's fish don't climb trees is on Pink vinyl. The 1LP will arrive in a single, reverse board, numbered jacket.