"There are some people who got your back no matter what. People who take care of family first. They don't run away from adversity, they stand up to it. All while being cool, calm and collective. They're cut from a different cloth. They are Carved from Stone."
Detroit's Son, Guilty Simpson wields his mighty pen to inscribe 5 heavy hitting beats sculpted by Reckonize Real. The Queens New York beatmaker gathers some of the finest source materials and constructs his best drum combinations yet. Together they build the perfect foundation on this collaborative LP.
Guilty commands each track with his signature slow flow and motor city laced lyrics. From the opening track "Got Your Back" which features melodies by Georgia Ann Muldrow, we can tell this is the start of something monumental. The follow up track "Can't Runaway" features Massachusetts mainstay M-Dot and Mayhem of EMS, reminding us why we must stand strong in tough times. "No Love" solidifies that both Guilty and Sacramento stand-out Chuuwee are not looking for validation in the club. "The Whole World's My Ashtray" and "High Standard" both treat the listener to smoke induced lyrics over a dark atmospheric back-drop. The latter featuring scratches carved out by Deff Cutz. A solid creation finished with hammering piano to build it up and take it down.
released October 26, 2018
Sculpted by Reckonize Real
Inscribed by Guily Simpson
Additional Engraving by Georgia Anne Muldrow, M-Dot, Mayhem and Chuuwee
Piano Intro and Outro played by Ioana Amarita
Bass Guitar on "No Love" by Joseph Beaty
Scratches on "High Standard" by Deff Cutz
Front cover and photography by Rob Cokeless for Gnosis Photography
Back Cover and design by j0eru
Additional Art editing by Reckonize Real
Mixed by Deff Cutz at Real Deff Studio, Central Islip, NY
Mastered by Blanka at Kasablanka Studio, Paris, France
Executive Produced by Real Deff Music Group
Distributed by Fatbeats
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