The storming track sees The Roots MC and Styles P going all out, while 9th Wonder helmed the producer’s chair. It features name checks for everyone from Bruce Lee to Hunter S Thompson, but the best bars undoubtedly belong to BlackThought. “Biochemically on par with Salvador Dali/ I travelled to Tijuana to smack the federali/ Who packing avocado toast like Mario Batali/ I’m an ocean without a coast, going back to Cali.”
In an interview with Ambrosia For Heads, 9th Wonder discussed how the collaboration all came about. “We had been going back and forth for a while about it. So we decided to just do music. No haggle, no hassle, just to do some music. Beats and rhymes…That’s it, we’re doing what we love.”
In a separate interview with the same site, the man himself elaborated on the details of his partnership with the hip hop producer.
“I’ve been working a lot with 9th Wonder so we have quite a few songs together. I think it’s probably gonna break the Internet.”
The single follows hot on the trail of last week’s release Rap On Steroids which saw BlackThought team up with Detroit rapper Royce 5’9.
“I’ve been working a lot with Royce,” he said.
“We just put out a song a couple of days ago called Rap On Steroids that people are kinda goin’ nuts about right now. It’s a snippet of a song that, in its entirety, will feature Royce, Eminem, and myself. Look forward to all this new stuff coming out.”
And if all that wasn’t enough for you, arguably the most underrated rapper in the industry, Blackthought also shared exciting news about The Roots.
“Questlove and I are in a really good creative space, Roots-wise. We’ve been working on new Roots music. We don’t have any particular concept or any particular time frame that we’re looking at but we’ve been working,” he said.
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