HipHopDX Premiere: DJ Drez has continually crafted exceptionally moody and euphoric instrumentals. Not surprisingly, his new album with MC Zaire Black, Aficionados, brings a vastly diverse musical landscape, which is rooted in his signature jahta beat, and features sounds from Africa, the East, nyabinghi, jazz and classic Hip Hop. Drez plans to release a remix version of the album on May 16 and ahead of the occasion, he’s shared one of the remixes, “They,” which comes with a hefty contribution from Project Blowed affiliate Medusa.
Throughout the entire album, Drez proves over and over again that he has a deep knowledge of all styles of music, but especially Hip Hop. Samples from Eric B and Rakim, Guru, Q-Tip, and Digable Planets are sprinkled all over the project. The track “I Will I Want” alone features snippets from Michael Jackson, A Tribe Called Quest, Adele and Bob Marley, among others.
Listen to the single above.