When a guy like DJ Premier speaks on or spins a record, we tend to listen. And when we heard him play "The Things" from West Coast producer Lee Bannon, we instantly turned up the volume. Why? Because the beat is grimy as fuck and the track features some dirty bars from Del the Funky Homosapien. The result is something reminiscent of fellow Left Coast beat chemist Madlib but with some extra bass added to the low end. Apparently Bannon has a new album set to drop next year on Plug Research. We'll be listening.
You can stream and download the track below. It's the B-side to a digital single that's out now on iTunes. The A-side, "Search & Destroy," features Chuck Inglish.
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