“Flight Confirmation” / The Alchemist (2012) f/ Danny Brown, ScHoolboy Q
More goodness between Black Hippy and Danny Brown. Unlike the last meeting, “Terrorist Threat,” Alchemist lays down an atypically bright backing for the collaboration. The beat knocks -with blaring synths over soul goodness. Brown and Q play their parts; rapping really well, kicking adlibs, etc. While the track feels a little unfinished, that maybe adds to the charm -it’s a great no concept banger.
I’ve been a big fan of Skywlkr beats this year. He’s actually shipping his Blueberry Cough beattape today from bandcamp orders. The tape (an actual tape, for the record) boasts 47 loops and features joints that have/will be used by Danny Brown, the MA’z, Dopehead and others. This isn’t from that, but it’s my favorite beat from the companion released earlier this last year, Strawberry Cough. It’s short and sweet, and all the better.
On a somewhat unrelated note, the Dopeness has become somewhat of a de-facto beats blog this year. There’s been amazing unorthodox production for the past year or so, and a great deal coming from a lot of relative unknowns. I was thinking that it would be worthwhile to put a comprehensive set of tracks (or maybe B-Sides/ Rarities) together that would be representative of the progression we’ve seen. Which begs the question, what would you like to see on this mix?
“Drugs (Remix)”/Roach Gigz (Internet - 2011) f/ Danny Brown & DB the General p/ C-Loc
A healthy dose of misogyny for your Monday afternoon.