Phat Kat is celebrating the impending re-release of his phenomenal 2007 album, â€˜Carte Blanche,â€™ by sharing the raw, stripped-down, straight-up filthy â€œWorld Premiereâ€ produced by none other than, J Dilla.
For those unfamiliar, Kat and Dilla had a special bond that led to them working together on their respective solo careers and as part of Dillaâ€™s group, Slum Village. The late producer would often use the large-voiced rapper as a testing ground for his dirtier instrumentals, which would sometimes result in gems like â€œWorld Premiere.â€ Recorded in 1996â€”a full 11 years before Carte Blancheâ€™s initial releaseâ€”this joint is a ripped-from-the-cassette banger thatâ€™s bursting with life and personality on all fronts.
For Phat Kat, itâ€™s an opportunity to talk his sh*t over one of Dillaâ€™s grimier, barebones instrumentals, which is very much in line with what he was producing at that time. And among other bars, the chorus of â€œEmcees out there, you better stand clear/ That n***a Phat cominâ€™ with the world premiereâ€ is bound to get wrapped around your brain for days to come.
â€œWorld Premiereâ€ is now available for stream and download through all digital retailers, and is one of two Dilla-produced bonus tracks on the â€˜Carte Blancheâ€™ re-release, which hits digital retailers and streaming platforms this Friday, July 27 via Below System Records.