As we continue our series of pre-launch posts,
I present you with a preview of the first official release on the new FRSH SLCTS –
a full-length collaboration between two fellow PRTLND representatives,
Illmaculate x G_Force (AKA Calvin Valentine) – The Green Tape.
The project flips Al Green‘s 2008 ?uestlove & James Poyser-produced album,
Lay It Down, in full & in order – starting off with the track we have for you today,
“Lay It Down” – Mr. Green’s opening title track & The Green Tape‘s intro.
Following the same narrative as the song,
the video shows exactly how the album was made -
w/ ill joining G at his home studio in SE Portland,
an ample supply of blunt objects & malted liquids going around,
a couple of slowmotion b&w movements & BOOM.
Well – that’s not the entire story,
but you’ll be able to fill in the blanks
when the full album drops for free download right here on April 12th.
Directed by Adventures In Space.
Oh – and as a bonus preview,
check out the radio interview both ill & G did with Deeflux for Kane FM
during their recent tour to the UK together.
Highlights include another debut from The Green Tape,
an exclusive from G_’s upcoming album with Planet Asia,
info on ill’s upcoming album, Skrill Talk, on Wapikiya Records,
& much more.