The crisp sound of golden age hip-hop is enjoying something of a renaissance.
New emcees such as Bishop Nehru and Joey Bada$$ have re-cast classic beats for a new era, with a host of fresh producers pushing back what's expected.
Grand Central producer AIM has always held true to classic, underground hip-hop, and a new project finds the beat maker working alongside like minds.
Long-Island’s dynamic MC duo, Q Ball & Curt Cazal (QNC) work the rhymes on upcoming album 'The Habit Of A Lifetime (And How To Kick It)'. The project owes its roots to ‘The Force’ which featured on Aim’s 1999 landmark Cold Water Music LP.
Fast forward almost two decades and here we are, with a full collaboration incoming. QNC: “We knew we needed to collaborate again.But our schedules didn't mesh and we had other projects going on, but we always kept in touch. In between, we did another track, ‘Before’, which kept our creative vibes aligned.”
Recorded across two continents, 'The Habit...' is imbued with mutual respect and true. Clash is able to premiere new cut 'How It All Got Started', a track that both musically and lyrically takes hip-hop right back to the root.
Check it out now.
'The Habit Of A Lifetime (And How To Kick It)' will be released on October 9th.