In a press release, Slice explained he had “like 20 or 30 loops at [his] disposal, all gutter, all in the same vein” as he plotted the project. After he narrowed it down to his seven favorites, he personally linked with each MC with the intention of staying true to his pure, raw rap aesthetic.
“It’s mission critical to maintain my identity,” Vanderslice said.”Our sound is less is more and we don’t follow the trends, we’re setting the trend.”
Standout tracks include the previously released “Cold Winter” and “Barry White Shit” with Perico.
“‘Barry White Shit’ was a blessing,” Slice explained. “We were fortunate to catch G Perico right before he took flight. The beat is just a loop with bass under it, it’s gritty, and it’s a side of G you rarely hear.”
Check out the Trendsetter EP stream, cover art and tracklist below.
2. Cold Winter f. Vic Spencer
3. Christmas Night f. Ty Farris
4. Barry White Shit f. G Perico
5. Puzzles f. Daniel Son
6. Shell Casings f. Capo
[This article has been updated. The following was published on March 6, 2020.]
Vanderslice has recruited Windy City spitter Vic Spencer for “Cold Winter,” the first leak from Slice’s forthcoming Trendsetter EP. In addition to Spencer, the seven-track project boasts contributions from Ty Farris, G Perico, Daniel Son and Capo as well.
“Cold Winter” is currently available on all digital platforms and serves as an instant grat track with all iTunes Trendsetter pre-orders.
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The project is expected to arrive on March 27 Coalmine Records in partnership with Vanderslice’s own Stones Faux imprint. The EP can also be pre-ordered through Bandcamp, Amazon, Google Play and more, as well as on vinyl as a general release in classic black.
A hot pink variant limited to just 100 units will be sold exclusively through Vanderslice’s Bandcamp and Coalmine Records’ online store, along with various bundles.
Check out “Cold Winter” below and the tracklist below.