Last year, I interviewed Odd Future livewire Hodgy Beats and asked him about Odd Future’s since-relaxed policy about refusing to work with most outside collaborators. Hodgy said, “I’m not hating or anything, but I don’t want to be rapping over a Lex Luger beat. Why would I do that? I have my own beats.” When I pointed out that he and Luger, the reigning street-rap banger-producer, could probably do something good together, he relented a bit: “He’s my age, so if that nigga wanted to collaborate, I probably would.” And now here he is, rapping over a Luger beat.

Hodgy and fellow Odd Future stoner Domo Genesis have a project together called MellowHigh. And on their brief new track “Timbs,” they gang up over an uncharacteristically spacey and soulful Luger beat. Download the track below.

(via Hodgy’s Tumblr, via Pitchfork)

I was right; this sounds pretty good.

Comments (1)
  1. mellowhigh i like the sound of that… maybe this will be the new duo and left brain will stick to the beats.

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