RJD2 teams with Phonte to deliver “Temperamental” ahead of his forthcoming LP More Is Than Isn’t, dropping October 8th via RJ’s Electrical Connections imprint. The track with Phonte is one of a handful of features on the LP, which includes tracks from Aaron Livingston, Khari Mateen and Blueprint amongst others. The single reunites the pair following Phonte’s appearance on “The Shining Path” – a track from RJD2’s 2010 Colossus LP. RJD2 talked about his experiences working with Phonte during a recent interview with Okayplayer:
OKP: What was it like working with Phonte on this project? Is this from the same sessions that produced “The Shining Path”? –if not, has the chemistry/working vibe changed or evolved since then?
RJD2: No, different sessions. Everything on this record was cut in the interim from the Icebird album to now. Working with Phonte is always great, largely for obvious reasons-he is a great singer with great instincts, melodically, and as it pertains to arranging. This was different from “The Shining Path” in that that tune was one I had written and performed in it’s entirety, all the way down to the harmony lines, and “pitched” to him to perform. “Temperamental” is a tune that he wrote the lyrics and melodies to-and it shows. Chemistry only gets better with that dude, both musically and as people. Good dude.
Check the track below to listen to “Temperamental” from RJD2 and Phonte. Pre-order RJD2’s More Is Than Isn’t LP via iTunes.