Black Thought and Danger Mouse have released their album “Cheat Codes”.
02. Cheat Codes
03. The Darkest Part (feat. Raekwon and Kid Sister)
04. No Gold Teeth
05. Because (feat. Joey BadaSS, Russ, and Dylan Cartlidge)
06. Belize (feat. MF DOOM)
07. Aquamarine (feat. Michael Kiwanuka)
08. Identical Deaths
09. Strangers (feat. A$AP Rocky and Run The Jewels)
10. Close To Famous
11. Saltwater (feat. Conway the Machine)
12. Violas and Lupitas
The duo have released a few singles/videos since the album’s announcement. “Gold Teeth” was directed by the amazing UK artist Uncanny.
The video for the collaboration with Run The Jewels and A$ap Rocky, “Strangers”, was also directed / edited by the UK artist Uncanny.
The video for the song “Aquamarine” which features vocals by the always amazing Michael Kiwanuka was directed by George Muncey and Elliot Elder, also known as the UK artist Uncanny.
With Danger Mouse as a partner there is a fine mixture and selection of 70’s era soul, psychedelic rock, funk and jazz samples that give Black Thought ample room to perform and deliver in what should count as his first solo album. This is also Danger Mouse first collaboration with a rapper since he released Danger Doom back in 2005 with the late legend MF Doom, who is also featured on the track “Belize”.
Black Thought has been doing this for more than 30 years and in the process has become an underrated goat. Danger Mouse has been doing his thing for over 15 years now. From performing, to producing, to partnering across genres so effortlessly, regardless of the results.
Which brings us to ask the question, is this the poster couple for what dad rap sounds like?
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