Guilty Simpson is teaming up with producer Leonard Charles for a collaborative album titled LSD, which is scheduled to drop on January 31. Together known as The Leonard Simpson Duo, the two are beginning the LP’s rollout by premiering the lead single “Nobody” on HipHopDX.
“The song is about the evolution a man should go through during maturity,” Simpson tells DX. “Negative vibes will only get a person so far before they self destruct.”
Charles adds, “When my wife played me this Marlon Williams song, inspired by the genius of the chorus, I jumped in my home studio and carved out a beat from it and sent it to Guilty the same night. The outro, all live instrumentation performed by myself with a guest drummer Jed Parsons, is a tip of the hat to Charles Stepney, one of my all-time favorite producers.”
The upcoming LSD album will be released through Jakarta Records. The LP is described as having a ’60s and ’70s-inspired, psychedelic and acid-influenced sound.
“The record is more reflections than raw lyricism,” Simpson notes. “I wrote it during a turning point in my life so most joints are subject matter true to who I am.”
Stream The Leonard Simpon Duo’s “Nobody” above and view their LSD album’s cover art below. Pre-order here.