This was produced by Sonny Digital, Southside and Metro Boomin and by that we can only assume that each of them made a different beat then played all three simultaneously. So many sounds in such a narrow space.
Between Blake, Earl and now Chance, RZA’s about to do like Pharrell did last year and use his OG credentials to sneak into the liners of every buzzworthy young artists’ record. I am not mad.
It recently occurred to me that Pharrell managed to place beats on the #1 & #2 albums in the Pazz & Jop poll last year. Has any other producer in history of nerds making lists managed to pull off such a feat of critical omnipresence? b/w Why didn’t he go for the hattrick and lace Fiona with some heat too?
James Blake f/ RZA - “Take A Fall For Me” (Republic, 2013) I met and interviewed RZA once. Following our introductions the first thing he said to me was I just watched a documentawy about scientists who live undergwound, they’re repwogwaming their sleep scheduwle to a 72-hour cycle. For better and worse this song is the musical equivalent to that conversation.
Here’s an idea for the universe: a Wu-Tang reunion album produced entirely by Blake.