Jarv Dee and Nacho Picasso, two members of the [local artist collective] Cloud Nice group B.A.Y.B., have hit the scene with a flood of viscous solo music over the past year, with a consistency of vision that has effectively trademarked their brand sonically and visually around these parts. The new Andrew Rutherford & Scott Fisher-shot video for Jarv's "Hot Box"--a joint from his wicked Dopamine LP--fits right in with their established aesthetic, using Raised By Wolves' space trap upholstery as a jumping-off point. Jarv spits verses not from behind the wheel of some '12 Lambarghini or '64 Chevy, but from what looks like an early '90s Porsche. He and his Moor Gang comrade Nacho (see him lurking in the background) are in their own lane, and they didn't just wake up there: it's a well lived-in lifestyle that oozes onto the page, the screen, the stage; whenever they appear.
About that Moor Gang: it's a much-shouted-out phrase that seems to denote Jarv and Nacho, and could be used as a kind of default marker for the collective lyrical style/chemistry the two have on record.
"Moor Returns" is a pun, and also the new Keyboard Kid-produced Jarv Dee single. It's somewhat of a sequel, or extension, to Nacho's "Moor Gang" track from For The Glory, his first collaborative LP with Blue Sky Black Death/Raised By Wolves. Even with a different producer--and name on the marquee--the spacey feel is in tact, and the two have a field day dropping highly quotable punchlines. Nacho's "If I die today, I'ma be a legend/If I'm here to stay, I'ma need Excedrin" line is a highlight in a song of highlights. Give it a listen below, and keep an ear out for their next offering. They've got the recipe.