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Lushlife – “In Soft Focus” w/eLZhi
July 2, 2009, 1:22 pm
Filed under: Downloads, Music

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Lushlife doesn’t exactly “look the part” which makes his talent come across even stronger. Lushlife is one of the dopest producers I’ve heard in a while. Plus he can rap!

Figuring out what the boy Lushlife is all about isn’t a piece of cake. With a look more Vice Magazine than The Source, a production style that sounds like DJ Premier chopping up Brian Wilson and Burt Bacharach, and a flow to make you think there’s a VERY worn copy of Illmatic in his past somewhere, the Philly emcee/producere isn’t easy to pin down. But that’s part of the fun, isn’t it? A perfect example of these intersecting aesthetics, “In Soft Focus” takes a pastel-colored golden-era-influenced beat with a sample taken from lo-fi indie rock champ Ariel Pink and fuses it with Lush’s own flow, and then goes for the win with a verse from rising star and Slum Village member Elzhi. Sound too ambitious to work? Not on your life.

Cassette City drops July 7th on Rapster!

“In Soft Focus” w/ eLZhi [download]

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