Kansas City's Stik Figa and D/Will have made waves in the hip-hop blogosphere on their own terms. But it's when they're working together that they're at their finest. Stik Figa's honest, blue-collar lyricism excels when its paired up with D/Will's eclectic beats, which are equal parts sample-based boom-bap and out-there experimentalism.
If comparisons are your thing, they sound like Atmosphere circa 2002 if Slug wasn't quite so introspective and if Ant drew inspiration from the Avalanches. That sound is especially present on Stik Figa and D/Will's latest project, the freeCrown And Coke, a stellar 12-track affair featuring appearances from Carlitta Durand and One Be Lo.
You can stream Crown And Coke below and download it on Bandcamp.