I'll confess, I slept on this one. Blame One and J57 dropped the collaborative Walk in the Sun LP over a month ago, and despite my best intentions to stay on top of it, I ultimately forgot. Well, no longer. After sharing my initial high hopes following the Soul Khan-assisted title track, I can now conclude that the rest of the album is a solid listen. It's East Coast meets West Coast, Dirty Science meets Brown Bag AllStars. Brown Bag's J57 - the man responsible for some of my favourite production of the past couple years - handles the beats here as Blame One goes in on the mic. As can be expected from a pairing like that, it means a project full of excellent production and on-point rhyming. Stream the entire album below.
Los Angeles' Blame One and Brooklyn's J57 are teaming up across coasts for an upcoming collaborative album, and they've just released the title track, featuring J57's Brown Bag AllStar teammate Soul Khan. The track comes off the upcoming Walk in the Sun, set for release on August 27th through Soulspazm. I can't front like I've been a big Blame One fan - I'll have to check out his music now - but I'm definitely a fan of J57's production and emceeing, so I'll be looking forward to this. On an unrelated note to the music, take a moment to appreciate how intricately dope the cover art is. Check out the track listing to Walk in the Sun and stream the title track below. Track list: 1. B.L.A.M.E.57 ft. DJ Rhettmatic 2. They Don't Know ft. Akie Bermiss 3. The Movement ft. Brown Bag AllStars 4. Zonin' ft. Jared Tankel of the Budos Band 5. Circuit Overload 6. K.W.O. 7. Just a Memory (Interlude) 8. Before the Sunset ft. Exile 9. How Much Time's Left ft. Akie Bermiss 10. Mad Money 11. SD to BK ft. Yeshua da poED & Jared Tankel of the Budos Band 12. Lucid Dream 13. Walk in the Sun ft. Soul Khan