Sharing the wealth
While hip-hop has its roots firmly planted in the fertile soil of instrumental jazz, it seems like more often than not, hip-hop vocalists get all the credit, while producers toil away in obscurity, known only to the most dedicated fans. A good rap song can only enter the realm of greatness with the presence of quality instrumentals, so thankfully, more and more rappers are starting to team up with producers to release albums under a joint moniker, giving the producers the credit they most certainly deserve. Groups like Madvillain (MF Doom and Madlib), PRhyme (Royce da 5’9” and DJ Premier), and NxWorries (Anderson.Paak and Knxwledge) have set the stage for the newest rapper-producer collab Pellican Child, consisting of Mississippi-based rapper Pell and heavyweight EDM production duo Louis the Child. Pellican Child’s newest track “Turn Me Down” is an uplifting, cheerful rags-to-riches anthem that oozes swagger.