Ok. So now we know that Raheem can write Drake-esque joints. Not sure why he’s doing that, but there you go. Hopefully it peaks your interest enough to check out his other stuff. Kid still has potential. Shouts to Ethiopian girls though. And Eritrian girls.
Official Music Video for “For You” Starring Hayley Mitchell (@BLVCKCAT9) and myself (@RaheemCx)
Toronto three-piece ensemble BADBADNOTGOOD are unleashing BBNG2 onto the world today. Their second full length free album, in addition to two live albums they’ve put out in the past few months (BBNGLIVE1 and BBNGLIVE2), this newest opus sees the group balance interpretations of songs that have become staples of their live sets, like James Blake’s “Limit to Your Love” and Gucci Mane’s “Lemonade,” with original material that showcases the group’s range light-years beyond most expectations of what a drums / keys / bass trio can produce.
The opening number “Earl,” aptly named after the Odd Future comeback kid, is a monstrous mash of drowning keys, thundering snares, clever bassline, and a saxophone effort courtesy of Leland Whitty. “Vices,” premiered by OkayPlayer yesterday, may be the group’s most daring and layered song to date. Soft atmospheric keys lead to mounting chord progressions that culminate in a frentic climax, pulling back into halftime at the midway mark with a hypnotic melody remniscent of the best elements of UK bass. “CHSTR” sees the group produce a more mellow sound. This time, the running bassline takes centerstage after a progressive drum / keys set up and the song ultimately leads into a euphoric melody that keeps elevating into a final medley.