New Scratch (Feat. Damon Albarn & Talib Kweli) – “Too Late”

While the Roots crew is giving late night television a musical facelift, their one-time DJ/beatboxer dude Scratch has assembled a heavyweight constellation of cameo talent for his second post-Phrenology solo LP. Tracks feature Kanye, Estelle, fellow Philly guy Musiq, Consequence, etc., but “Too Late” wins our vote for best cameo from a former member of Blur. Damon Albarn puts his years of droopy crooning over dreamy hip hop backdrops to good work for this Scratch track; think gorgeous, downcast Gorillaz with momentarily uplift via a quality Kweil verse and some of Scratch’s acid human turntabling on the out.

Buy it on iTunes. Scratch’s Loss 4 Wordz is out 5/26 via Gold Dust Media. The tracklist has mad cameoz:

01 “Intro”
02 “Let’s Go” (feat. Peedi Crakk)
03 “Tonite” (feat. Musiq Soulchild)
04 “If Our Love Was A Song” (feat. Daniel Bedingfield)
05 “Ready To Go” (feat. Kanye West & Consequence)
06 “Get The F… Outta Here” (feat. M.O.P. & Showtime)
07 “The Man” (feat. Terri Walker & Estelle)
08 “Everytime” (feat. Rosie Wilson)
09 “Too Late” (feat. Damon Albarn and Talib Kweli)
10 “Midnight Hour” (feat. Gentleman)
11 “I’ll Be There For You” (feat. Jonas Myron)
12 “Fade Away” (feat. Jeymes Samuels)
13 “Girl I’m Gonna Make You” (feat. Arthur Baker)
14 “So Hard To Find My Way” (feat. Elmore Judd)