The Purist – “Jealousy” (Feat. Danny Brown)
I am about to start a petition to get Danny Brown to commission an EP with beats strictly by British producers utilizing some manifestation of synth flute. When Brown flipped Darq E. Freaker’s “Cherryade” — one of the most compelling grime tracks of 2011 — for “Blueberry (Pills And Cocaine)” it begged for him to hustle together a release called Brits And Brown! a la his collaborative effort with fellow Motor City MC Black Milk. For “Jealousy,” Danny teams up with another UK producer the Purist, further pushing his own seemingly unending boundaries but going in an opposite, subdued direction. Can we please get this guy in a studio across the pond, replete with a rotating cast of the UK’s finest? This track proves that Danny’s weirdo howl works equally well on wild sonic innovation as it does something with soothing. And how totally meta to add the Notorious B.I.G.’s bellow from the vocal-sample-heavy “The Ten Crack Commandments” for the hook. Check it out over at Pitchfork.
The Purist’s Tr-ill EP is out 2/5 on Daupe! and King Kong Holding Co.