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‘Windbreaker XL’ album out July 21st on Fresh Selects
Pacific Northwest rap duo Milc & Andy Savoie will be following up their ‘Windbreaker’ EP project this July with a deluxe, full-length LP version, entitled ‘Windbreaker XL’ (naturally). With the original already considered somewhat of a local classic among Portland & Seattle rap fans, the project is now expanded with 5 more additional songs – all pulled from the original EP recording sessions.
To announce the new ‘XL’ version, the duo offer up a new single, “Hasbulla” – named after the viral Dagestanian sensation himself, who fans have come to associate with bearing a similar likeness & general familiar energy to Milc. Joining them on the song is returning EP guest, Seattle’s own, Greg Cypher – making for another full-on rap clinic from two of the absolute best in their region.
Inspired by the format of classic Gang Starr posses cuts like “I’m The Man” and “Speak Ya Clout” – producer Andy Savoie flexes how prolific & consistent he is with the beats by providing each MC’s verse with its own completely separate instrumental, merging the two seamlessly with intercut samples from vintage Blazers vs. Sonics games, once again re-informing the album’s interstate connective tissue. Among the many quotable lines that two talents each crammed their respective verses with, some stand-outs include Greg Cypher tipping his cap to El-P’s first group to show how in-demand he and his crew have become (“dropping [LP’s/El-P] – they want to see my [company flow / Company Flow]!”), and for the sports enthusiasts, Milc compares a co-conspirator of his to Miami player Udonis Haslem, as they both “did a lot for the [heat/Heat].”
Raps by Greg Cypher and Milc
Produced by Andy Savoie