As we previously reported, Philadelphia rapper-producer Lushlife is prepping one of our most anticipated albums of year, Plateau Vision, for release in April on Western Vinyl. And for his latest push behind the project, he’s not simply debuting a music video or leaking a track from the record. Instead, he’s providing a full demonstration of how he built Plateau Vision opener “Magnolia” from the ground up. With his production stationed in front of him, Lushlife triggers samples, plays bright synthesizer textures, and spits energetic rhymes.
If you ever doubted the work that goes into a hip-hop track or just wanted to see just how engaging it can be in a live setting, this is for you. It’s also for you if you just love good-ass indie-tinged rap music. Watch the footage below. Plateau Vision drops April 17. The performance was captured by the folks at BreakThru Radio for their Hear & There series.