With their highly anticipated new album The Loops coming very soon, the Massachusetts-based duo of DJ Manipulator and Louie Gonz delivers an appetizer in the form of “This Sound.” It’s a raw and addictive collaboration with West Coast heavy-hitter Blu, who’s further cementing his status as one of the best guest vocalists in the game.
Before the Los Angeles emcee takes the mic, however, we’re treated to the talents of Manipulator and Gonz. The two have recorded together in various fashions over the years, and released the album Private Stock in 2014. But consider The Loops a reintroduction—and a damn fine one at that.
The entire album’s fueled by tracks like “This Sound,” which showcases Manipulator’s ridiculous sample flips and loops fronted by Gonz’s immaculate rhymes. And this is evident immediately, with the emcee opening the track with: “Ayo, my pockets gettin’ fat/ Yours? Lookin’ like a diet/ I stay on my hustle, man/ Don’t knock it ‘til you try it/ Brother stays covered with gold, I’m like a pirate/ You a giant? You could say I’m David to Goliath.” The quotables continue piling up from there, to the point you won’t think twice when you hear Gonz proclaim that he and Manipulator are taking over this rap thing.
“This Sound” is available for stream via SoundCloud and Audiomack, and can be downloaded au-gratis courtesy of HYPEDDIT. The Loops is due out June 9th and will be available through all major streaming services and digital retailers.
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