I’m gonna say something that will ruin my backpacker-rap cred: I don’t dig Kool Keith or Deltron 3000. I don’t hate ‘em, I just don’t feel space rap. Or, I should say, I didn’t feel it. Until now.
“Always with the new shit that’s as exclusive as a Louis bag.”
Fresh Daily isn’t exactly space rap, to be sure. The intro, the cover, and a few of the tunes have cosmic overtones, but for the most part it’s just straight up hot beats, skilled verses, and clear delivery. From the AOK Collective, Fresh Daily is a Brooklyn MC whose mixtape cops beats and remixes from the likes of Kaney, Gorillaz, Oddisee, Flying Lotus, and Outkast, with guest spots by Outasight and MeLa Machinko and production by a slew of underground stars. Check the tracklist:
If you’re not ready to try this out, you’re not a hip hop fan. In which case, you haven’t even read this far, probably.