With chemistry strengthened by top-tier craftsmanship and polished creativity, Sean Price and Small Professor’s collaborative album ’86 Witness’ is a nod to two old souls from different eras finding common ground deep-rooted in their love for Hip-Hop.
The joint album, which dropped of February 12 of this year as a dual-label release in partnership between Coalmine Records and Duck Down Music, doubles as an opportunity to both carry the legacy of the late Sean Price forward through his music and pay homage to those who laid a foundation integral to the cultural landscape of Hip-Hop today. In the spirit of honoring the high standard set by the album’s co-creators, Philly producer Small Professor is pleased to unleash the album’s instrumentals.
While lyrically P explores themes surrounding the prominent influence the year 1986 had on both pop culture and Hip-Hop, Small Pro’s imaginative and dusty production commands attention and stands heartily on its own, mirroring the nostalgia-driving energy the master wordsmith wove into his many bars.
All in all, the instrumental offering for ’86 Witness’ offers another glimpse into how the summer of ’86 changed Hip-Hop forever, with soundscapes as cinematic as they are captivating.