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Girl Talk & Freeway f/ ASAP Ferg “Suicide (Remix)”

Animation domination continues today as Girl Talk, Freeway, & ASAP Ferg join forces on the “Suicide (Remix)” and provide a Simpsons-inspired take at the song. It’s not merely influenced by the Simpsons, but is a cruder, darker rendition of details from the iconic show. Bart and Milhouse are violently creepy, for example, but as a huge fan of the show, I loved pointing out the small things they included in their video (like the boat painting above their couch). Follow along and enjoy too.

A-Villa “A Day In The Life” f/ AZ, Havoc, Freeway & Macie Stewart

We have been getting phenomenal consistent releases from Chicago beatsmith A-Villa and we get another one to that impressive streak of releases. A-Villa enlists AZ, Havoc (of MOBB Deep), Freeway, and Macie Stewart (member of Marrow, former member of Kids These Days) on “A Day In The Life”. The single will be a part of the anticipated “Carry On Tradition”, A-Villa’s debut project that is well on its way and coming to a blog near you on November 4th!

About “A Day In The Life”
“When I originally made the beat, it was just a main melody loop of strings and keys with some programmed drums over it. Sonically, I was inspired by Raekwon & Ghostface’s song “Heaven & Hell”, but I wanted to make it an introspective record about a hustler’s come up from the street life to the rap game. And as time passed, I kept going back to the beat and adding more elements. I chopped the melody up more, I played live drums over it, and I wrote a hook that I felt required a female vocalist. So I reached out to the best female vocalist I knew, Macie Stewart, formerly of the popular group Kids These Days. She came to the studio, re-worked the hook, and added some beautiful harmonies throughout. I then sent the beat to AZ, who I knew would set off the track in a classic way. He rapped from the perspective of a hustler that survived the game, did it his way, and is now living the good life. That same approach and theme continued on with Havoc of Mobb Deep and Freeway, both of whom added their own personal narrative to a day in the life of a hustler. Lastly, I orchestrated even more live instrumentation into the track with Graham Burris playing some bass guitar and some live horns at the end by Nico “Donnie Trumpet” Segal, also formerly of the group Kids These Days. Overall, the song has an epic and triumphant feel to it. I’m very happy with the way it came out. It’s one of my favorite songs on my album and I hope everyone enjoys it.”

-A-Villa