Last month, Deniro Farrar & Shady Blaze released the Kill Or Be Killed tape, a dour tale of street realism set over production from the likes of Ryan Hemsworth, Friendzone and Sines. If you downloaded the tape from the duo’s Bandcamp, then you received a hidden, Lunice-produced bonus track called “Ten Fold”. Today sees the re-release of the Lunice jawn, restructured and renamed “All I Know”. Lunice matches space age histrionics with delicate keys and thin hi hats, the Montreal-based producer’s most subtle work in quite some time. Farrar and Blaze’s verses are kept intact so the emphasis is really on Lunice’s production here. Apparently this isn’t a one off collaboration either so we should be receiving more Farrar/Blaze/Lunice in the near future. Stream below and grab the first draft off of Kill Or Be Killed if you desire it.
Deniro Farrar’s sound has always been more akin to West Coast artists like Main Attrakionz and Schoolboy Q than his East Coast and/or Southern counterparts and the Kill Or Be Killed tape sees the Charlotte native matching bars with Green Ova member and East Oakland representative Shady Blaze. The tape is essentially an expanded version of last month’s DESTINY. altered and features an drool-worthy list of producers ranging from Green Ova mainstays Ryan Hemsworth and Friendzone to Sines and Lunice’s 808s driven take on Bass music. Like the title suggests, Farrar and Blaze are mainly concerned with street realism and their contrasting lyrical styles mash surprisingly well. Astral Plane favorite Haleek Maul features on the desolate Hemsworth produced “Cold Blood” and contributes one of the tapes best verses. Stream Kill Or Be Killed below and head here to download it (name your price).