The prolific SF/SEA production duo Blue Sky Black Death have just let fly another collection of their instrumentals, culled from songs they've released in the last year or so with a half-dozen rappers from around the country, including Seattle collaborators NachoPicasso and Key Nyata. The Euphoric Tape does indeed find SF's Young God and SEA's Kingston asking what you got on the serotonin—this is that shit cherubims smoke to, ride out and bop their head to. Be cool.
This is a perfect soundtrack to the overcast aquatic views our city offers: Kingston calls this one "headphone music", so strap up, hit these streets and these here trees. I just got more wax for my G Pen so this is perfect timing. I love that this, like so much hiphop these days reminds me of one of that late 90's moment when hiphop shows and raves were cross-pollinating here—when you might see the occasional random hiphop dude at NAF parties, chilling against the wall, rolling hard, likely getting a massage or "a light show" from a chick that'd been going to Burning Man since 1995. Not me though, I was usually a little more in the cut with mine.
That said, BSBD—who made their bones on 2000's-era indie-hop contender Babygrande with their album-length collabs with Jean Grae and Wu-Tang satellite members—are consistent like cops and illegal business. They never had a massive cult song to put them on like the Based God's classic "I'm God" did for Clams Casino, but they can easily hang with the cream of the current haze-rap, cloud-based producer set. Their catalogue just in the last 3 years is a thing of dark, based beauty. Peep an interview with them after the jump.