On the track, co-produced with Chris Rockaway (hB makes beats under the alas Jett I. Masstyr), hasHBrown gets both spiritual and aggressive as he criticizes his own culture in a thought-provoking manner. “I’m speaking about whether enslaved ancestors would be proud of what we’ve made from the debts they paid,” explains hasHBrown. “No matter what our circumstances or obstacles we face, we still have the opportunity to do better.” For Guilty Simpson, being a part of the song was a pleasure, and, according to hasH, the Detroit rapper was “happy to finally get a feature that was ‘talking about something.’ It made me feel like he respected my vision,” explains hasH on working with Guilty, “just to get him on a record was a great experience.”
Previously unreleased Guilty Simpson track, “Friends Only” produced by Madlib. The OJ Simpson album, worldwide release date is May 18th but it’s available now via StonesThrow. (Why wait till May 18th? For real, pssh I got my copy)
Guilty Simpson – Friends Only (Prod. By Madlib) | Download (Right Click + Save As)
Oh No leaks a couple of tracks off his collection of Guilty Simpson remixes, Ghettodes.
This past year, around the same time Madlib was creating his remix of Guilty Simpson’s Ode to the Ghetto for his Madlib Medicine Show #1 release, we had Oh No remix the tracks as well, using samples from the Now-Again catalog. Oh No’s collection Ghettodes is not an album.
A new posthumous track from J Dilla has leaked this one featuring Detroit gritty’s finest Guilty Simpson recorded back in ’04. Apparently sample clearance issues is why the track is Just being released now yet it didn’t make the cut for the upcoming Jay Stay Paid album due out June 2nd.