Fresh on the heels of his solo debut release, Before Taxes, yU of critically acclaimed Diamond District is back with his latest remix, “On The Corner,” featuring EyeQ. Produced by DJ Lord Jazz from Lords Of The Underground, yU’s funk infused remix features a boom bap saxophone creeping up on a straight drumbeat, all while maintaining his classic hip-hop vibe. Complimenting the rhythmic beats, yU explains, “EyeQ and I both liked the sample, ‘Standing on the corner,’ so we decided to build the track’s concept around that.” He continues, “We painted the picture of all the things you’d see.” Their theme is ever-present in the hook, “On the corner you see hustlers be balling / Customers be falling / And the police patrolling the ave / So take this as a warning / Cuz the block be scalding hot when they be out there making cash / The corners.” EyeQ attacks each verse with his hard-hitting rhymes, followed by yU’s southern drawl to bring the two together for the catchy chorus. Rinse and repeat. The perfect track to play on repeat in your car, yU and EyeQ narrate a drive down the streets of the DMV. The duo throws a curveball as “On The Corner” comes to a close with an a cappella chorus and sirens blaring – Better stay off those corners, the police are out on the prowl.
Be on the lookout for the release of the Before Taxes instrumentals and Before Taxes on vinyl next week.
Listen to yU’s “On The Corner” OG Remix featuring EyeQ HERE. (Right Click, “Save As”)