06:"VSOP" featuring David Dallas (produced bt Beat Kamp Muzik)
As long as I'm making albums, I think its safe to say your gaurunteed two things... a song about drinking and a David Dallas feature.
This was one of the last songs we did for the album, but it was a beat that I'd had for a while. One day, after a heavy night in the clubs with Dave, I showed him all the stuff I'd been working on for Bazooka Kid. None of the songs I'd done were really screaming for a rap feature, so at that point I didn't think I was actually gonna have another MC on the album. So I played some of the instrumentals I had in reserve, and Dave was instantly vibing on this Beat Kamp one, unceremoniously announcing that it was "better than any of the beats on the album". I already had a verse, so I wrote another, came up with the hook and sent that demo to him to write his verse to it. When we recorded it though, we had nothing for a bridge from the chorus to the verses, so we came up with that on the spot. I don't think Dave wanted to do the singing, but me and Evan made him, and it turned out nice.
Aaron from Beat Kamp is someone who I really wanted on the album too. I'd met him through MZRE and done a song with them on their mixtape when they still lived in NZ. I went over and hung at his pad in Brisbane too (he has an ill studio set-up) and I was just impressed by his diversity as an artist and his dedication to music. Some producers would just rest on their laurels after producing something like "Swing", but his work ethic is right up there.
Sometimes instrumentals will just put a picture in my head of a scene, and the vision I got from this was just dudes driving around town, city lights reflecting off the bonnet of the car. The porno sax at the start gives it that 80's Miami Vice type swag, so if we ever did a clip it should probably look something like this.
Lyrically this song is Roc-A-Fella influenced all day, something that is no secret to anyone who's listened to me and Daves stuff. I've always thought our collabo's have dope chemistry, similar to a Sigel and Jay, and we got something coming up for the masses soon, so keep yo ear to the street for that one.