Friday, April 5, 2013

Wu-Tang Forever: James Blake & RZA - "Take a Fall for Me" (tumblr Link)


James Blake's music has always had an underlying, vaguely Hip-Hop feel to it; from his early Harmonimix tracks to his work with Grime rapper, Trim. But now, it seems like Blake is fully embracing his inner beatsmith on his upcoming sophomore album, Overgrown... having worked with legendary Wu-Tang Clan emcee/producer RZA, sampling Big Boi for a bonus track, and most likely logging some studio time with Kendrick Lamar in the near future. James Blake recently linked up with former R&S Records manager, Dan Foat to form a new imprint, which has been dubbed 1-800-DINOSAUR. Overgrown hits shelves next week, April 8-9th and it will be their second (first major) release. James Blake lamented, "It was like sending it for mastering. It was like, 'Just see what comes back.' [RZA] really nailed it though. I mean, he's obviously a consummate professional. He also did it with such a level of intimacy and sensitivity that I got it back and I got shivers," about [not] working in-studio with RZA. I can't exactly figure out how to embed "Take a Fall for Me," so here's a tumblr link and check out one of James Blake's latest video-singles, "Retrograde."



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