RIYL: Earl Sweatshirt, Mike, MF Doom, Madlib, Mach-Hommy
Bad Taste is proud to present the new joint from Obijuan and Grimm Doza ~ the king’s wishes. Ten tracks that tread a whole spectrum of lo-fi hip hop and the LP edition includes two bonus tracks as vinyl only exclusives. Originally from the Bahamas but now living internationally with no fixed abode, Obijuan is a rising 23-year-old rapper that has been active with a series of solid solo projects as well as collaborations with the likes of Philanthrope, looms., Lord Apex and Toonorth. Grimm Doza is a prolific artist from New Jersey that’s previously produced beats for Roc Marciano, Tha God Fahim, Retch and Xxxtentacion.
‘Layin Low’ sets the tone of the record; Obijuan spitting headstrong lyrics and keeping it 100 over a with a hazy, low slung beat. ‘London Pack’ picks up the pace and re-affirms Obi’s nice flow, soon followed by a blunted trip to the clouds for ‘Waverunner (feat. Puddlegod)’. ‘sand scripts’ shows a rawer side to the project, Grimm Doza’s beat feels anxious, almost paranoid and Obi stating “…too much knowledge make the world feel frightening” is apt for the times we live in. Closing track ‘CAPSIZE’ continues that rawness; grungy production from the murky depths whilst Obi calls on Looms for a guest verse before making mc’s walk the plank. the king’s wishes gets straight to the point. Obi let’s a track run for however long feels right, be that one minute or three. It’s about the vibe, the bars and the feeling that it’s done its thing. That’s why it’s best experienced in full, top to bottom, start to finish. Don’t just dip your toes in the ocean when you should be diving in.
1. layin low
2. london pack
3. waverunner (feat. puddlegod)
4. niggas know
5. sand scripts
7. SOUTH POLE FREESTYLE
8. court walk
9. fresh forge
10. CAPSIZE (feat. looms.)
11. jinchuriki [Vinyl only exclusive] 12. rusty tac knife [Vinyl only exclusive]
Bad Taste BTLP108