Listening Party: “So.Incredible.pkg [Robert Glasper Version]” by Denzel Curry, Kenny Beats, Smino, Robert Glasper

Okay, I admit it. I’ve been slacking. First, I post last week’s article on a Saturday, and now this one is on a Sunday. Though I should take full responsibility for my work not meeting self-imposed deadlines, I will instead choose to deflect. I promised to put out new articles weekly, I did not specify a date.

Oh, and I haven’t settled on an exact day that these will be coming out so just, uh, pay attention, I guess.

-Me “New Year, New Me (Kinda)” 01/03/21

Finally, my tendencies towards indecisiveness and my poor planning has paid off. Take that haters. Hyperlink for the skeptics.

So, I’m really happy we got that all cleared up. You all probably feel pretty silly now, huh? Don’t worry, I won’t hold it against you.

I found you another steaming hot song for this week. We have ourselves a February 19th release. Oooo baby that is as fresh as fresh gets. This song is an upcoming single off of the Kenny Beats and Denzel Curry project “Unlocked 1.5”. “Unlocked 1.5” is a remixing of their 2020 EP “Unlocked”. Featured on this upcoming EP are the likes of Joey Bada$$, Alchemist, Charlie Heat, and Benny the Butcher, just to name a few. It’s going to be so.incredible.pkg

I really wanted to show George this song. It’s the perfect mix of original and unique flows and wordplay, layered over a beat that should be following an Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode. He would have loved this shit. But, George is a very busy man recently. He’s churning out the Tuesday Time Machines with an occasional eargasm sprinkled in there. Plus, now he has a brand new biweekly piece with bpmhill that we are super excited for (check out the first edition of 2+2 Reviews here).

Am I hurt that George didn’t ask to collaborate with me? Maybe. Will I be shooting unnecessary shots across the bow at George because I am hurt? Nah, that doesn’t sound like something I would do.

Anyways, George is ascending the ranks of Indie Pong like a young Patrick Bateman. Everyone is proud. Some are a bit scared. On a brighter note, at least we get to listen to some Huey Lewis and the News before we get hacked to pieces. 🙂

Anyways, I kept the song to myself.

This song starts of and immediately gave me shades of Molliwopped by Earl Sweatshirt. Then we get hit with Denzel’s aggressive, gravelly delivery that we love so much. Denzel hits us with all the energy in this song that can be epitomized in his start to each chorus “I don’t write rhymes… I write checks, Might rewrite your life if the price set”. He keeps that energy flowing through his verse teeing it up for Smino to strut in and knock it out of the park (go Cubs though).

St. Louis’ very own (still go Cubs), Smino gives us a verse on this song that is to die for. I’ve been a big Smino fan since S!ck S!ck S!ck. His voice, his flow, his energy is completely unique and watching him continue to develop without losing or altering what makes him so special has been really cool. I could spend another 500 words talking about my favorite Smino lines in this song, but I’ll leave it at just one “Getting lifted like elevators and bricks”. Come on, that’s great.

TL DR: You’re not my dad and you can’t tell me when to post. So Incredible.pkg is great. No one is sure why George is working so hard but something’s afoot. Tune in next week for a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT CONCERNING MATES!

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