Guilty Simpson: Easy

Following on from my first post of the week and sticking with the theme of consistency, a new Guilty Simpson project is looming on the horizon. This latest caper will see the Detroit veteran team up with Uncommon Nasa, who is behind the beats on the whole album, with the two of them dropping this first little sample of their goods last week. No release date or further details on the album as yet, but stay tuned.

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Guilty Simpson & Gensu Dean: EGO (Stream)

Following on from the much deserved anticipation surrounding its arrival, the new album from Guilty Simpson and Gensu Dean saw its full release last week. Guilty has been one of the most reliable artists in rap for a long time, thanks to a consistency that almost guarantees satisfaction with every project he blesses, and in Gensu he has found a creative partnership that reaches the same heights as his earlier works with Black Milk and Madlib. The guest stars help too, with Black Milk, Marv Won, Skyzoo, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Yarbrough bringing even more potency to an album that was already brimming over with appeal. You can hear a preview of EGO below, then head over to Mello Music for your vinyl and CD needs.

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Guilty Simpson & Gensu Dean ft. Skyzoo: Hating

One last track squeezed out from Guilty Simpson and Gensu Dean, before the album drops this Friday. The latest offering sees the duo levelling up on the lyrical side of the proceedings, thanks to an unsurprisingly tight verse from Skyzoo. The album, EGO, is out on 8 October via Mello Music Group.

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Guilty Simpson & Gensu Dean ft. Marv Won & Black Milk

Big Detroit energy on the latest single to be taken from the forthcoming album from Guilty Simpson and Gensu Dean. Deep Breath features fellow Michigan legends, Marv Won and Black Milk, paving the way for another win for Guilty when the album sees its full release next month. You can listen to Deep Breath below.

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Guilty Simpson & Gensu Dean: Don’t Pull + LP News

Always happy to see the release of fresh material from Guilty Simpson, so the recent announcement that he has teamed up with Gensu Dean for a new album is very welcome news. The album, EGO, is due for release next month on Mello Music Group and will be the first full length release from Gensu, since his 2017 collaboration alongside Wise Intelligent. This latest venture also features guest spots from Black Milk, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Skyzoo, MarvWon and Yarbrough. The announcement came with a first taste from the album, Don’t Pull, which you can hear below. Pre-orders for EGO are available now via Bandcamp.

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The Leonard Simpson Duo ft. Wildchild: Heavy Organ

Another video from the excellent LSD album, which was released earlier this year by The Leonard Simpson Duo. Better known as Guilty Simpson and Leonard Charles, their album is a highly enjoyable, psychedelia tinged affair, thanks to the New Zealand producer’s affinity with the 60’s and 70’s rare acid rock sounds of his homeland. And it works so well with Guilty Simpson, who genuinely seems at home on any beat I hear him on. See for yourself in their latest video for Heavy Organ, which features a guest spot from Lootpack favourite, Wildchild. The whole album is also available to stream below. Continue reading “The Leonard Simpson Duo ft. Wildchild: Heavy Organ”

Elaquent: Forever Is A Pretty Long Time (Stream)

It always seemed like a safe bet to say that the forthcoming album from Elaquent was going to be a winner, and now that it is out in the open, I am happy to confirm the Ontario producer has done it again. In a step away from the instrumental projects he’s blessed us with over the last couple of years, on Forever Is A Pretty Long Time we find Elaquent bringing in a number of artists to accompany him. Kicking off with the lead single, Guidelines, featuring fellow Mello resident, Oddisee, the album also features some great contributions from Chester Watson, Guilty Simpson, Cavalier and Blu. The vocal tracks are mixed in with a few instrumental joys, including one of the album’s highlights, Joloff, along with the stone cold flyness of the Blu assisted, Reminisce, and the G-Funk echoes of Lottery Check, which features Brainorchestra. The album can be heard in full below and you can find downloads over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Elaquent: Forever Is A Pretty Long Time (Stream)”

The Leonard Simpson Duo: GUILTY / Nobody

Following on from my earlier post about the new collaboration between Detroit rapper, Guilty Simpson, and Auckland producer, Leonard Charles, I thought I would share a couple more tracks from the album. GUILTY and Nobody continue in the same psychedelic vein as the opening track, thanks to Charles’ stash of 60’s and 70’s New Zealand acid rock records. The full album sees its release this Friday, with pre-orders available on Bandcamp. You can stream the three already released tracks below. Continue reading “The Leonard Simpson Duo: GUILTY / Nobody”

The Leonard Simpson Duo (Leonard Charles x Guilty Simpson): My Inspiration + LP News

Detroit legend, Guilty Simpson, is starting 2020 the right way, with the imminent release of a new project, alongside experimental electronic producer, Leonard Charles. Going by the name, The Leonard Simpson Duo, the two artists have created something of a psychedelic trip, thanks largely to Charles’ sample selection from niche New Zealand acid rock records. The video for the lead single, My Inspiration, was released a few days ago, which you can watch below and pre-orders for LSD – featuring what could be the best cover art of the year – are available now. The album is set for release on 31 January via Jakarta Records. Continue reading “The Leonard Simpson Duo (Leonard Charles x Guilty Simpson): My Inspiration + LP News”