DOWNLOAD: Drums & Ammo ft. Rae Rosero, DaVinci – Addicted (Prod. by Al Jieh)
Drums & Ammo have assembled some of the best MCs and singers in the game and put together a new EP, Vol. 1: Extra Clips. The formula is simple: immaculate instrumentals plus incredible vocals/verses equals quality hip-hop, so REL, Al Jieh, Ammbush, and 6Fingers took their debut instrumental album, Vol. 1, and put the formula to work. D&A have already released some of the singles and videos from the EP, including 6Fingers’ “U Funnystyle” featuring Bambu, and, most recently, Al Jieh’s “Round Me” featuring DaVinci, and the rest of the songs will also have accompanying videos to add to the album’s video series. The full EP will be released Thursday, July 23rd via SWTBRDS.
Although the two newest singles from Extra Clips come from likeminded producers Al Jieh and Ammbush, they could not sound more different. For one, Ammbush does double duty on his single, “Keep It Lit,” both producing the quirky and methodical beat and being the only one of the group to rap on his own production. “The best part about making this song was the fact that I rapped on it,” says Ammbush, who sampled his friend “rubbing his rough-ass hands together” for the beat. “I had the track for a minute, but never pitched it to anyone, I didn’t feel like anyone would feel where I was coming from. I knew I wanted to hear some comedic visual lyrics, so when I knocked it out I felt joy.” Then there’s Al Jieh’s airy R&B track “Addicted,” which features milky falsettos from Rae Rosero and surprisingly romantic lyrics from DaVinci. “The song is a really dope metaphor for love and relationships, comparing that desire you have for your girl to a junkie’s addiction,” says Al Jieh. “The song itself has an obvious message, but I think it’s a good example of how you can do a straightforward R&B/hip-hop song yet still make it very creative.”