Wow! That’s all I can say: Wow! We have a modern favorite teaming up with an old favorite here. Not just on this track–or that previously released track that was good as well–but there’s gonna be an album on the way via Lex Records, too.
Yes, young jazz fusion trio BADBADNOTGOOD is backing up the one and only Ghostface Killah for an entire album. The title of this thing: Sour Soul. It’s gonna be dropping in February, which can’t come soon enough.
Not only am I looking forward to this thing because of the potential of this collaboration, but we could potentially be looking at another 12 Reasons To Die-quality project here. If you remember, what ended up making that album so special was its vintage, funky instrumentals provided by Adrian Younge‘s band. While BBNG has a very different style than Younge, they’re just as capable when it comes to great grooves and a general understanding of what makes for a great hip hop instrumental. That most definitely shows on this beat’s eerie, wailing guitars, stuttering groove, and steady bassline.
As far as Ghost and Elzhi go, they’re really taking it back to the 90s with some grimy, violent, braggadocios verses. Nothing altogether new, but they deliver enough to make this project worth anticipating.
Wu-Tang’s Ghostface Killah, Danny Brown, and the Toronto jazz fusion trio BADBADNOTGOOD all on the same track? Legendary. Just legendary!
BADBADNOTGOOD drops their most moody, lush, and orchestrated album yet.
BADBADNOTGOOD share another piece of original material from their forthcoming third album. “Can’t Leave the Night” doesn’t quite answer the questions that “CS60” left us with, but that arguably makes it all the more compelling. The sounds are still lush as all get out and the playing is fucking tight, of course. Maybe I’d like to see the trio go for some bigger, more climactic moments, but what we’ve seen so far from this new project is certainly promising.
Look out for III, dropping May 6 via Innovative Leisure. In the meantime, revisit the jazz fusion magic of BBNG2:
Toronto jazz fusion trio BADBADNOTGOOD is getting ready to drop their third full-length album this year, and they’ve just sounded the alarm with the release of a new track titled “CS60.” Even the description box attached to this new song is virtually empty–well, except for ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)”–which drives me absolutely nuts. It’s only because the song leaves me with so many questions, though. For example, where did all of these fantastically lush sounds come from? Is the band working with a slew of guest musicians now? Who is producing?
All I know right now is I’m excited to hear the band approach instrumentation more ambitiously, because the results are sounding great so far!
Canadian jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD drop a new original via their YouTube channel titled “Hedron,” and it’s one of the band’s more contemplative tracks. It can be downloaded via badbadnotgood.com, and I have reason to believe these guys should be dropping something later this year, so keep an ear out that for that.
Also, check a review of BBNG’s last full-length below:
BADBADNOTGOOD pulls together a pretty, uh, swag remix of Soulja Boy’s “Pretty Boy Swag.” Dig it! Also, check my review of their last album here.
Featuring Leland Whitty on sax, here’s a music video for a track from the new BADBADNOTGOOD album, BBNG2. It shows the band members walking into the shot to eat cereal as their respective instruments come into play in the actual song. It’s a clever idea, but now I really want some cereal. Damn…
Find a link to download BBNG2 here.