Download True Sky Album by Akai Solo x Navy Blue
AKAI SOLO and Navy Blue are two N.Y.C.-based artists who have teamed up for a new album called True Sky. If you followed east-coast underground rap last year, you know how exciting this is: Blue’s albums Àdá Irin and Song Of Sage: Post Panic! and Solo’s Eleventh Wind were all thoroughly enjoyable solo projects. Today, they’ve teamed up for an album called True Sky. SOLO handles most of the rapping while Blue produced the entire project.
Right now, the lo-fi rap underground is in a cool, collaborative place. Ascendant young rappers and producers are willing to team up, not just for individual songs but for entire full-length projects. Today, we got a new one. AKAI SOLO, the prolific Brooklyn rapper, just teamed up with Navy Blue, the rap alter-ego of LA-based pro skateboarder Sage Elsesser, for the new album True Sky.
Navy Blue raps occasionally on True Sky, and he also produced every track. AKAI SOLO does most of the rapping. The two find a woozy, introspective groove, with AKAI SOLO rapping locking into jagged, echoed-out off-kilter flows over Navy Blue’s lurching, reverbed-out, jazz-indebted beats. The album’s 14 tracks include “Incursio Fur,” a lo-fi groove that served as the project’s lead single. Stream all of True Sky below.
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