With a title like “Kalahnikovs and Kush,” it’s hard to imagine that the Chi-town beatsmith, Rediculus wouldn’t bring the heat. Instead of trying to make a tribute to the godfathers of the 90’s, the upcoming producer crafts a track that takes elements of that ol’ Boom bap for the modern day Hip-Hop head. Pulling together the lyrical tactics of Shabaam Sahdeeq, El Gant, Famoso and Bekay (who manages to shave his head while dropping some ODB-esque rhymes), the track is fertile grounds for hot 16s. “Kalashnikov & Kush” is the first single from Rediculus’ forthcoming producer compilation, ‘In Response: Dee-Fi,’ so expect more fire in the weeks to come.
‘In Response: Dee-Fi’ consists of 15 speaker breakers all produced by Rediculus, showcasing his musical growth that he’s achieved as a result of taking a one year hiatus from his previous non-stop production schedule. When asked what fueled his creative process for the album, Rediculus states: “After my Mama passed in 2013, I really sat down and refocused what it was that I was pursuing musically and what I wanted to leave for others to judge me by after I was gone. I had always embraced the 90’s aesthetic of Boom bap, but really wanted to put my own presentation of that forward, instead of trying to relive years past with my sound, so I started layering more original instrumentation over my samples, started writing more lyrics and getting way deeper into the creative process this time. There was a lot of talk about white people and gay people in Hip-Hop as this project was being created. Where we fit in, where we belong. This is my statement of defiance to dare anyone to challenge my position in this culture, and exactly where the title of this album comes from.”
The album itself features three tracks completely written by Rediculus — “Stay” and “Again,” and two RnB ballads; one featuring industry veteran Jay Hollins, and “Repercussions” which features the upcoming emcee, Jus Daze. Rounding out the collaborative effort is Rediculus’s long time lyrical partner Rich Malone, new comer Fresco, frequent collaborators J57 and Sene, East Coast spitters in Coast, CoalCash and C-Rayz Walz, Comet, Boston up-and-comer Token, and LA wordsmith Aarophat. Keep an eye out for Rediculus and his forthcoming ‘In Response: Dee-Fi’ LP, which is set to be accompanied by five videos and seven singles.
• Title: Kalahnikovs and Kush
• Featuring: Shabaam Sahdeeq, El Gant, Famoso and Bekay
• Produced by: Rediculus
• Directed by: Bryce Snow
• Album: ‘In Resonse: Dee-Fi’
• Rediculus: https://twitter.com/Rediculus
• Shabaam Sahdeeq: https://twitter.com/shabaamsahdeeq
• El Gant: https://twitter.com/elgant
• Famoso: https://twitter.com/FamosoHTR
• Bekay: https://twitter.com/therealbekay
Rediculus – Kalahnikovs and Kush Feat. Shabaam Sahdeeq, El Grant, Famoso & Bekay (MP3 link)
Rediculus – Kalahnikovs and Kush Feat. Shabaam Sahdeeq, El Grant, Famoso & Bekay (Video)