Thursday, November 28, 2013

Ma Dukes & Akomplice Present: Joey Bada$$ & J Dilla - "Two Lips" (unreleased beat)

18-year-old 90's Hip-Hop revivalist and head PRO ERA wordsmith Joey Bada$$ recently described his still brief discography in 140 characters or less, "1999 was the debut. Summer Knights [EP] was the "holdmedown" people. But B4.DA.$$ [full-length] will be the break-through!!!!!" While Bada$$ previously laced up a few Dilla beats on 1999, "Two Lips" marks his first Yancey family-approved, non-Pirate Bay'd instrumentals, which he promises is only the first of his upcoming posthumous J Dilla "collaborations." The fruits of their labors, "Two Lips" 7-inch (with optional Dilla-themed T-shirts or sweatshirt) will become widely available through Akomplice, Maureen "Ma Dukes" Yancey's newly-formed record label/streetwear company, at 12 noon on November 29th. It's pretty amazing that even though "Two Lips" was essentially harvested from a vault-full of unused beat CD-R's, it still sounds like it was hand-crafted specifically for Joey Bada$$. While it's hard to say if it would ever really happen, I'd love to hear Bada$$ over an entire EP or album's-worth of bears produced by Stones Throw all-stars and affiliates: Madlib, Jonwayne, The Stepkids, James Pants, MF DOOM (who he's already worked with), Peanut Butter Wolf, Dâm-Funk, more J Dilla, etc... because I feel like their 90's aesthetic(s) would mesh very well with Joey Bada$$' similar-minded post-2000's throwback style!

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