Blue Sky Black Death w/ Jean Grae

November 25, 2008

I recently stumbled upon Blue Sky Black Death, a duo of producers based in San Fran and Seattle. Composed of Kingston and Young God, the pair has produced tracks for the likes of A-Plus, Casual, Del and Pep Love of Hieroglyphics, Wu Tang affiliate Holocaust, Jus Allah, Ras Kass and Jean Grae, one of the most criminally overlooked MCs in hip hop (probably because she’s female and actually writes real shit). I was initially struck by “Away With Me,” featured below, as it really hightlights the soulful and meloncholy production that seems to be Blue Sky Black Death’s forte. To me, this song sounds like driving over a bridge at night, something I always enjoyed. “Strikes” is just an ill song. Both are featured on Jean Grae: The Evil Jeanius, a full length collaboration between Jean and BSBD. Check out BSBD’s myspace HERE.

“Away With Me”

“Strikes”

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