Bones & Beeker – Inside a Different Mind [EP] (feat. P.O.S., Brother Ali, Open Mike Eagle, Cut Chemist & more)
In November 2015, the Minneapolis duo Bones & Beekerâ€”consisting of singer-songwriter Anthony Newes and producer/multi-instrumentalist BK-Oneâ€”quietly released a self-titled gem of a debut. Hip-hop producer BK-One (aka Brendan Kelly) had previously spent years on the road as the touring DJ for Rhymesayers MC Brother Ali. So after releasing his own album, BK-One reached out to Ali and other friends to help craft a hip-hop EP out of source material from the Bones & Beeker record.
First onboard was DJ extraordinaire Cut Chemist (Jurassic 5), who is about to drop his own album, Die Cut, and is currently supporting it on a North American tour. On the â€œWorld Behindâ€ remix, Cut Chemist channels turntable elders Double Dee & Steinski and offers a funky retake with massive, moving drums.
Minneapolis neighbor and Rhymesayers affiliated rapper P.O.S. steps up to drop a verse on the funky favorite â€œEach Time I Die.â€ P.O.S., a Doomtree Collective member, has just dropped his own album, Chill, Dummy, out now on Doomtree.
Minneapolis Afro-futurist collective ZULUZULUUâ€”one of BK-Oneâ€™s favorite bandsâ€”could be considered kindred spirits with Bones & Beeker, as both groups ditch convention and move to the beat of their own drums. ZULUZULUU takes on â€œWind-Up Dollsâ€ and starts from scratch, recording their own blissed-out take.
Acclaimed Rhymesayers rapper Brother Ali sprinkles the sauce on the fan-favorite track â€œHeartbroken in Loveâ€â€”the original song was recently licensed for the Netflix series Easy.
Coming off his critically acclaimed album, 2017â€™s Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (Mello Music), Open Mike Eagle blesses the BK-One re-edit of â€œA Song for Alâ€™s Dead Mother.â€ A Chicago native and friend of the Doomtree Collective, Open Mike Eagle now resides in Los Angeles as a member of Project Blowed.
Superblack has got the beats. Famed De La Soul producer Prince Paul, rapper/drummer J-Zone, and ego trip cofounder (and man-of-many-talents) Sacha Jenkins joined forces to mess around with music. They remix the B&B single â€œLupine,â€ focusing on the raw drums that ground and move forward the art and culture that is hip-hop.