BE[ats]ORIGINAL Vol. 3 – Instrumental Album
Release Date: February 26th, 2012
Download Link: http://nameless.bandcamp.com/album/be-ats-original-vol-3
As a music listener/writer and blogger, I guess I have a pretty big opinion about music these days. When you write about music or have to review projects like I do for SoulCulture, The Examineror Okayplayer, realistically, I am listening to lyrics and delivery. What I have noticed is that through the saturation of artists these days rapping about the same concepts– money, cars, clothes, “the struggle,” and etc, I have fallen a little more towards production and instrumental projects which is why I am a huge Oddisee, Tokimonsta and Flying Lotus fan.
With that being said, a few months ago (I am a slipper/bad blogger/bad human these days) I got introduced to Michigan based producer NAMELESS and his project BE[ats]ORIGINAL Vol. 3, which is basically an eclectic instrumental project mixing together hip-hop, electro, and soul. The project despite being instrumental has a few features from fellow Michiganers JYoung The General, Nametag, Clear Soul Forces, Quelle Chris and Illingsworth. The project also features some cool samples like J*DaVeY’s “Rain Check,” and one that is on the top of my tongue that I can’t figure out what song it is (when I figure it out, I will revisit this post) in the form of “Wa-Wa-Waaah.”
This project is definitely a great listen, very diverse and the splashes of features on the project really, really work well within the project. Make sure to download the project ASAP for $5 via BandCamp here.