Monday, June 27, 2022

Danger Mouse & Black Thought: “Because” Feat. Joey Bada$$, Russ and Dylan Cartlidge


Is Danger Mouse & Black Thought’s new track “Because” the coolest song of the day? It possibly could be and thankfully I heard it before the tornado sirens blared through the city. Listen below!

From one of the most anticipated albums in recent history — “It may be premature to expect this album to save hip-hop, but we should expect it regardless” (EARMILK) — Dynamic duo Danger Mouse & Black Thought “bring their A-game” (PASTE) with summer jam “Because (feat. Joey Bada$$, Russ, and Dylan Cartlidge),” the second track to be released from their collaborative debut album, Cheat Codes
Packed with irresistible cyphers, “Because” is yet another prime example of the unmistakable chemistry between Danger Mouse and Black Thought, following  the highly lauded release of debut single “No Gold Teeth” — a banger that HIPHOPDX observed “not only flexes Danger Mouse’s creativity as a producer, but the always impressive bars of Black Thought, a rapper who has remained consistently excellent.” 
An early contender for song of the summer, “Because” cuts deeper still with hypnotic, dextrous lines courtesy of Joey Bada$$ and Russ, while Danger Mouse’s signature retro-infused beats provide a slinky slow-burning foundation perfectly complemented and completed by Black Thought’s urgent politically charged flow, and — no, that’s not a sample — an undeniable vocal hook by Dylan Cartlidge.

Joey Bada$$ said, “I’ve always been a big fan of Black Thought and Danger Mouse. I think Black Thought is one of the greatest rappers ever, so when they asked me to get on this record, it was a no-brainer, plus the record is fire! I still remember the first time I heard “You Got Me” the video was shot on my great-grandmother’s block and I was actually there that day when I was a child. It changed the way I looked at music. I’m very honored to be a part of this track. We’re making history!”
While Russ added, “Being able to collaborate with one of the greatest lyricists of all time is an honor and to do it in unison with Danger Mouse is something I’m just really proud to be a part of.” 
Cheat Codes, the collaborative debut from Danger Mouse and Black Thought, is out August 12 via BMG. 

Greg Kinne
Greg Kinne
Greg started Culture Fiend as a way to discuss the many facets of pop culture. Greg usually surrounds himself with Star Wars action figures, Legos and a healthy supply of interesting films and unusual records.


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