Gensu Dean, the SP-1200 assassin, is at it again with a new 45 for vinyl heads that pairs the ultimate fast flow track “Ramesses featuring 7evenThirty & Homeboy Sandman,” with a brand new joint titled “Wantchu” featuring the UK-based songbird Olivier Daysoul.
“Wantchu” is not what you would expect from a producer touted for bringing that grimy flavor of 90’s rap back. Instead, Dean proves he can smooth things out just as quickly as he can make them rugged. The Imperial blesses Olivier Daysoul with a silky smooth canvas with just enough head-nod flavor to tie it all together. On his end, Mr. Daysoul lays a thick, syrupy ode to the conflicting feelings of infatuation. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself listening to this one on loop …
“Ramesses” is a term for ancient Egyptian royalty, Pharaohs to be specific. If hip hop was Kemet, The Imperial Gensu Dean would be among the regal few. At a time when the music is drowned in a sea of thin synths and weak stock drums, Dean consciously keeps it analog, relying on the tried and true SP-1200 and stacks of records.
For his newest single, “Ramesses”, Gensu Dean enlists two up-and-coming rhyme kings in their own right, the dexterous Homeboy Sandman and the ferocious 7evenThirty, to compliment his apocalyptic beat. Matching a mean guitar riff with gunshot drums and a wailing vocal sample, Dean provides intense energy, allowing 7evenThirty to wild out and rap about busting through the side of mountains, mummifying opponents and riding on the back of the Sphinx. …
SXSW season just ended and Mello Music Group’s Oddisee, Apollo Brown, Gensu Dean, and yU have teamed up @CricketNation and 2DopeBoyz to launch their latest exclusive compilation via Muve Music. The new Mello Muve Compilation features exclusive new songs, commentary and classic tracks. You can stream here:
Mello Muve Compilation Exclusives:
Gensu Dean “Ramesses (feat. 7even:thirty & Homeboy Sandman)”
Oddisee “Hustle Off”
Diamond District “Right Now”
The 1978ers (yU + Slimkat) “I Gotta Move (feat. Mr. HU)”
Apollo Brown “This is Life (feat. Red Pill)”
DJ Soko “Stand Up (feat. Guilty Simpson & Hassaan Mackey)” [prod. Apollo Brown]