I found this track today and just loved it so much that I wanted to share it. This track from the album Bad Neighbor (2015) brings together the production talent of Madlib, an old school DJ and MC from the early 90s, the rap talent of MED and Blu and the soulful voice of Aloe Blacc.
The production value on this track from Madlib is pure bliss to listen to. It feels really old school and has a sweet piano melody that is supported by these almost angelic vocal samples. It is a beat that fits the styles of MED, Blu and even Aloe Blacc perfectly.
Blu’s verse is up first and he sets the topic of this track up well talking about past girls, love, lust and hoes. He has some very clever references in this song such as his line about water for chocolate which is a story about forbidden love and jealousy.
Aloe Blacc performs the chorus to this track and I think this section is why I fell in love with this song. Its so clever and beautifully sweet. He is talking about a girl that he thinks is perfect and he just wants her love. He references sophistication when likening her to girls from the movies, and says “let me take it back to the old school, bring my girl to the drive in” which I think is clever given that he is featured on this track with such old school talent.
MED’s verse is very similar to Blu’s verse as he talks about the same things but does it in his own unique way.
As a whole this track is amazingly pulled together and I thoroughly enjoyed how the talent on this track bounce off each other and it creates a beautiful end product. I will be listening to this track for a while to come, I recommend you do the same.