Kool Keith x The Karpenters – Still Doing It
- Post Up Records
- US - Original
STILL DOING IT - the new EP from The Karpenters featuring Kool Keith - embodies the classic mixtape ethos: clever beats, dusty
samples, seasoned scratches, and guest verses from hip-hop pillars Greg Nice (Nice & Smooth), Sadat X (Brand Nubian), El Da
Sensai (Artifacts), and Ed OG (Ed OG & the Bulldogs) to compliment Kool Keith’s ever-eccentric flow. LA-based DJ/producer Grant
Shapiro handles the sonic landscape, bringing out the best in Kool Keith’s lyrcial abilities. The jump off cut “John Carpenter” sets the
tone for this collab, a manifestation of break beats and synths reminiscent of classic Wu Tang production, but with its own unique
flair. The rest of the EP unfolds under similar circumstances, from Grant’s knocking 808 patterns on “Tony Bennet” to his
employment of the SP1200 on “Lyrical” to the low-fi vibes of “Style Is Sex.” The retro cassette-only release also includes two
exclusive tracks any true Karpenters fan shoudn’t sleep on, “International” and “Wear a Frown.”
Grant Shapiro and Kool Keith initially connected on “42nd Street” in 2020, an ode to that New York sound so many heads crave.
AllHipHop.Com stated this maiden offering was a master of multiple personas, poised to satisfy lifelong Kool Keith fans and new
fans alike. The buzz from that single birthed a slew of tour performances with Kool Keith rocking mic and Grant Shapiro rocking the
turntables. The dynamic of this duo is embedded in the STILL DOING IT limited release EP, so don’t miss out on what is sure to
become a cult classic.
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