Daily Bread The Note [Gensu Dean Remix]
Hassaan Mackey, fresh off his A3C appearance in Atlantais preparing for a few more shows, while his Daily Breadpartner Apollo Brown is back in the lab fresh off his European tour with The Left. Still the two have kept their nose to the grindstone and continue campaigning for their incredibly dope album Daily Bread. The latest material to come out of the camp is a remix from Dallas, Texas based producer Gensu Dean (who produced for Crooked Letterz, Lord Jamar, Ol Dirty Bastard, Roc Marciano) of the trackThe Note.
The Note [Gensu Dean Remix] is a serious, slightly ominous toned track starts with singing in what almost sounds like a call to prayer over a sitar. Then Dean cuts up some drums, adds some bass stabs, and layers vocal chanting throughout the beat to create a thought provoking, heavy new edition of Apollo‘s original.
Additionally Dean drops a new chorus reflecting on those who are so caught up in the grind for money that they lose sight of the everyday folks – a sort of note to self to maintain focus on what’s important even while some blaze up in their pursuit of materialism. Hassaan Mackey of course spits raw and reflects on writing, music, and the deals we make: “Looking at the paper like hmmm I’ll take her.”
Back with that grit, tell the soundman to turn this sh*t up.New York MC Hassaan Mackey slangs words and onomatopoeia, rhymes like he wants to, and backs the whole room into a corner with a raw vision of the streets that pierces ordinary experience and gets at life’s marrow. Meanwhile Detroit producer Apollo Brown lays the sonic foundation with hard drums and big bass, while the crackle of vinyl hums. Gritty and soaked in soul, Daily Bread brings to mind an old photograph that bangs out the system. Each track is heavy with a sense of atonement, haunted by experience, and energized by a cathartic sense of hope. Give us our Daily Bread and forgive us our trespasses.
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Daily Bread – The Note [Gensu Dean Remix]
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Daily Bread (Hassaan Mackey & Apollo Brown)