Up third in the line of singles from the freshly released Mello Music Group compilation, Helpless Dreamer, is “This Is It.” With the track, emcee yU, also known for his work with Diamond District, and producer SlimKat78 (click HERE to peep our interview) manage to again show off the strength and diversity of the MMG roster, while allowing yU to give fans a taste of his own upcoming full-length, The Earn, which will be released on Mello Music Group this coming April.
The song, featuring chopped up vocal and piano samples over a pulsating beat, comes as the result of the strong relationship that yU and Slimkat have built over time. “Slimkat and I have been putting music together for about 10 years now, and we’ve been striving to get to the point where we could put stuff out at will,” yU explains. The lyrics clearly convey this dream, especially in lines like “I’m working as hard as a job/ Using my art as a guide/ Progress in mind,” a statement that could just as well act as the pair’s credo.
The Mello Music Group compilation, Helpless Dreamer, is available now. Hit the jump to peep “This Is It”.
“This Is It”