The Bay Area rapper and Grammy-nominated producer have been teasing the project for weeks, but they’ve now finally announced it will arrive on March 31.
On Friday (March 3), the pair released a song from the project titled “89 Earthquake.” In the video, June is seen running around San Francisco living lavishly while up against a coral, sunset backdrop which permeates throughout the clip. A dizzying piano loop and drum pattern match up perfectly alongside June’s bravado.
“Picked up a round two (Two), order food off the app (Man)/ 2k for the Denims, somethin’ slight, all jack (Numbers)/ Takin’ chances daily, man, you n-ggas all wack (What else?)/ Got three cellphones, still never call back,” he raps.
On their previous offering, “60 Days,” which was released in February, June and Alchemist go bar for bar in a video that shows both of them enjoying the high life in the Hollywood hills.
“I’m still standing on my word, I’ve been grand scheming (Scheme)/ Took a trip to the Chi’ after I left Cleveland/ First game, touchdown, played for four seasons/ She made a thousand first night, I told her she can keep it (Keep up),” June raps.
The Alchemist adds: “My leather coat was draggin’ in the dirt (Draggin’)/ I got buff from baggaging the work (Got muscles now)/ I’m at the table, I’m having a dessert (You see me)/ Three piece suit with the napkin in the shirt (Uh).”
Larry June’s previous album, Spaceships on the Blade, was released last year. Both June and The Alchemist worked together on “Breakfast In Monaco” from the project.
In a 4.2-rated review of the project, HipHopDX‘s Dash Lewis called it “the most quintessential expression of [June’s] sound.”
The review continued: “It’s a 20-song, 53-minute album that never feels like a slog, as all of his experiments lock into place: he plays with Eazy-E’s ‘Boyz-N-The-Hood’ flow; he sings like a more emotionally available Nate Dogg; he raps about green juice and guns with equal reverence; he mixes screwed down tempos with nervy Vallejo bounce.
“In less capable hands, such variety would come off as chaotic or forced, but June’s calm confidence glues it all together seamlessly. Spaceships on the Blade is the ultimate hustler’s guide to believing in oneself.”