Having captured listeners’ attention with lead single Her Favorite Song and the Father’s Day-themed Reach Out Richard (which I’ve adopted as my official theme song), Mayer Hawthone continues to build anticipation for his senior set with The Stars Are Ours. A recent interview revealed that Hawthorne and frequent collaborator Pharrell Willams (co-producer of the record in conjunction with Andrew Cohen) share a passion for Steely Dan, and nowhere is that influence more clear than on this cut, a bluesy, ‘70s-inspired rocker boasting intricate guitar work and a knotty vocal melody. Like what you’re hearing? More retro, yet forward-looking jams await on Where Does This Door Go, dropping July 16, via Universal Republic.
Who knew that veteran producer Mathematics had an audible blessing in store for the Internets today? The long time Wu-Tang Clan collaborator called on Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and Inspectah Deck for verses on a new heater aptly titled “4 Horsemen.”
Since the line-up features four of the Wu’s most prolific MCs, it’s safe to say that listeners can expect nothing but quality bars. Deck kicks things off with a quick 16. Then the Chef and Meth hold down the middle of the track, before a potent closing verse from Tony Starks. “The hood still love me ’cause I’m different/ See that’s the difference/ I talk greasy. My hands greasy. That’s the chicken/It’s that easy. My flow fat ’cause I’m that greedy/ You got to feed me in stacks. What up to Crakk, Peedi,” spits the Tical rhymer.
The track is the latest single from Mathematics’ forthcoming album The Answer, dropping July 25.
Montreal’s own Doctor J drops off a brand new visual for his track “Drunken Master Freestyle” which is to be featured on his upcoming mixtape “The Drunken Master” which is set to be unleashed this Summer.