Hey, the sun came back around this week. It was hanging around the eastern seaboard with his fraternity brothers a couple weeks after finishing up finals no doubt, in no hurry to "get back to the real world, bro." Well now he's back to working his summer job: humoring some cranky-ass Pacific Northwesterners so they'll stop sending him hate messages on Twitter. Well-known to many familiar with this city's hip hop scene, the shiny warm blonde in the sky also has a side-hustle, which is, of course, getting The Physics to release new music, and we are forever grateful. New single "Days" is a sunny track from the soul-rap trio's upcoming LP Tomorrow People, who's release will be celebrated with a fancy show at Neumos on August 25th. Larry seems to think (okay, probably knows) that Jake One had a hand in the instrumental here, and I'm not surprised. The jumpy bassline and hollow kick drum smack are one of the local production god's calling cards. (UPDATE: Jake One played synths on the track, Justo produced it.)
To the Sun, and The Physics: it's good to have you back.
More rap after the jump...
Nacho Picasso and Blue Sky Black Death have cranked out another gauzy, dopamine-drenched flick. This one's for the codeine-paced, skittishly-hi-hatted, chopped-and-skrewed-chorused "The Gods Don't Favor You" from their most recent album, Exalted. Nacho doesn't mince words when he spits, and his white T throughout the video basically says it all. His wardrobe, his videos, BSBD's beats, his rhymes, they've all become part of Nacho's being. He's the bad guy we love to love. What that says about us, I don't know, except that like to hear bangin'-ass rap. Yeah.
We'll close things out with a new collection of old songs that local LensCrafters-spokesman, and Ballard's most famous Volvo pilot Grynch has just released. He's been one of the most active feature-lenders on the local scene over the years, and it's a fun idea--and a marketable career move--to have a large number of his most well-done guest verses at the end of the same link. There are some you'll know (D. Black, Sol, State of the Artist), and some you might have missed (I hadn't heard the Grieves/Krukid collab before), and overall it's well worth the time. Get it for approximately the same amount that Grynch spends on shampoo here, and enjoy the sun while it decides to hang around.