Kev Brown x Hassaan Mackey - "Dope"/"Hassaan Be Rapping" [Video]
Low Budget representatives Kev Brown and Hassaan Mackey join forces yet again in the split video for "Dope"/"Hassaan Be Rapping" directed by Jimmy Giambrone. The video comes ahead of their joint That Grit LP, which is slated to arrive November 4th via Ill Adrenaline Records. The District and the Empire State connect to deliver a clinic in spitting that finds Hassaan dropping nuff bars over Kev Brown's characteristically tough production. The Kaimbr assisted single "Dope" swings while "Hassaan Be Rapping" is a Shaolin inspired track built to start fires. The duo recently dropped the clip with a note on the impending compilation:
Recorded during a series of impromptu bus and train trips Hassaan took from Rochester to visit Kev in Washington, "That Grit" was created with a spontaneous approach, reflecting both Mackey's freestyle background and Brown's proven "random joints" formula. Entirely produced by Kev Brown and featuring his signature bassline-driven and raw but soulful sound, "That Grit" consists of an intro, eight full-length tracks and six instrumentals. Hassaan and Kev share mic duties on most of the songs, inviting close friends/frequent collaborators Kaimbr, Toine, yU, Kenn Starr, Eye-Q, Asheru (of Unspoken Heard) as well as the Younger Soul Brother Grap Luva along as feature guests, turning the record into a true family affair.
Check the footage below to watch the split video from Kev Brown and Hassaan Mackey. Pre-order That Grit via iTunes. Stay tuned for more from Kev Brown and Hassaan Mackey.