Whether you play the game or not, Grand Theft Auto has become one hell of a musical goldmine. There’s a new GTA V compilation coming out soon curated by The Alchemist and Oh No, called Welcome To Los Santos. It includes Lock & Load by L.A electronic artist MNDR, featuring one half of Run The Jewels, Killer Mike.
This is amazing. The gangsta beat lays the backbone, stretch out by eerie synths and keys. The melody has a kind of sexy, trip-hop monotony which really blooms to a point that reminds me of some earlier Bjork tracks.
Of course, Killer Mike steals the spotlight, because he’s Killer Mike and he’s one of the best rappers alive. His spits out an aggressive verse, with that signature flow swinging from beat to beat, the perfect complement to GTA and the perfect antidote to MNDR’s steamy electro-pop.
Here’s the full track list, out on April 21:
1. Gangrene, Play It Cool feat. Samuel T. Herring (of Future Islands) & Earl Sweatshirt
2. Ab-Soul, Trouble feat. Aloe Blacc
3. Tunde Adebimpe, Speedline Miracle Masterpiece feat. Sal P & Sinkane
4. MC Eiht & Freddie Gibbs, Welcome to Los Santos feat. Kokane
5. Phantogram, K.Y.S.A
6. Vybz Kartel, Fast Life
7. King Avriel, 20’s 50’s 100’s feat. A$AP Ferg
8. MNDR, Lock & Load feat. Killer Mike
9. Popcaan, Born Bad feat. Freddie Gibbs
10. E-40, California feat. Dam-Funk & Ariel Pink
11. Wavves, Leave
12. Curren$y & Freddie Gibbs, Fetti
13. Little Dragon, Wanderer
14. Action Bronson & Danny Brown, Bad News