Remember the days when underground Hip Hop singles were found only on vinyl? The classic 12 inch format with an A side and a B side. Dirty versions to blast through your stereo, clean versions for your mom’s favorite radio station, instrumentals for Emcees to rock over, and acapellas for DJs to cut and mix. We miss those days too!
For all the Hip Hop nostalgics, Social Light Sounds and The Butcher’s Block have teamed up to release an exclusive “Digital 12 Inch” as a Free Download. It features three new tracks from Nite People’s lead vocalist E The Real and Massachusetts producer Paul Mighty. This release includes everything you would expect from a 12 inch single on vinyl. Instrumentals, acapellas, dirty, and clean versions.
Side A kicks off with the title track “Small Talk”, where E breaks down why small talk gets on his nerves and the mindless dialogue people are subjected to in everyday conversations. Paul provides an up tempo beat laced with hard funk, steady drums, and a psychedelic guitar riff. The second track of Side A is called “Key To Success”. E brings a relentless flow over a vintage style of production from the Mighty one. Raw social commentary and witty wordplay rides over a sharp break beat while the scratchy horns blare out of the speaker.
The B side includes a guest appearance from Worcester, MA Emcee Spit Supreme (Rawkus 50, All Elements) who goes back and forth with E The Real in a never seen before bar structure called “4, 2 1’s”. The beat rides smooth and complements the lyrics creating a classic soundscape. Guaranteed to make your neck hurt!
Now that the 12 Inch is digital, blast the dirty version in your iPod, include the clean version in your mother’s next podcast, freestyle over the instrumentals on your lab top, or remix your own versions. Enjoy!