Human, Joell Ortiz & !llmind 2015
With so much hype focused around pointless and bar-less beef out right now, it's probably important to remind people that there is actually some dope new music out to listen to. Real artists, real music no fake hype.
Human could be a one-off collabo projects that connect two individually dope artists, or it could be the start of an ongoing collabo that hip hop desperately needs more of. I think the duo could benefit by creating a name for the collaboration, alla Deltron 3030, Phryme, Random Axe and Run the Jewels. The lyrics are dope as usual and Joell Ortiz sounds recharged with new perspective. Meanwhile !llmind continues to innovate sounds experimenting with the current trap drums with the boom bap beats that made his name working with Kanye, Little Brother, Skyzoo among others.
Six Fo' is my favorite track that flips a Deltron 3030 track (Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Kid Koala and Dan the Automator) into a banger creating the setting for Ortiz to wild out on. Yaoowa!!
It's something special to walk Brooklyn streets and cross paths with artists that I listen to (and respect). It says something about the artists that don't think they're too big to take their dogs on walks. !llmind and Ortiz are both in Brooklyn, but Ortiz represents it often and is unapologetic.
!llmind started his record label, RMG and I'm curious to see the artists he signs. Collectively the two artists could pull in big names, but this project doesn't boast an all-star list of featured artists. Emilio Rojas, Bodega Bamz, Chris Rivers, Father Dude and Jared Evan are the featured artists on two of the eleven tracks.
It's a dope project.....check it out!