‘Money In The Sky’ – a song recorded the day after the night Huntsville, Alabama’s Slow Motion Soundz, Norway’s Jaywalkers, Club Juicy and Quality Time, NYC’s Ballers Eve and the UK’s Southern Hospitality all performed live under one roof at Oslo’s legendary Club Blå – is a culmination of many things.
The track, which features the oversoulful, understated vocals of Chris Lee in and amongst the mellow, dignified couplets and slick combos from G-Side‘s ST 2 Lettaz and Yung Clova, is the result of Codie G‘s quest to put Huntsville and Alabama on the global map with its best foot forward, CP and Mali Boi‘s audio vision to make music from the soul and for the soul, but also the untold story of one man, DJ Giraffo’s creation, from the infertile ground up, of a Nordic fanbase for Alabama hip-hop, by championing the music and promoting it to tastemakers in the region and beyond.
The result of this culmination feels weighty despite the lightness of the Basmo Family’s hypnotic, soothing strums. Already making noise in Norway and due to be aired live on the country’s National Rap Show tonight, accompanied by a trans-Atlantic interview with super-producer CP, this is arguably one of G-Side’s greatest accomplishments. The emotion surging through ST and Clova’s verses are potent, the words focused but relaxed and the whole aura affectingly delicate and infectious.
G-Side ft. Chris Lee – ‘Money In The Sky’ (Prod. By Basmo Family)
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Chris Lee’s album ‘Love Ghost’ is available HERE for purchase and comes highly recommended.
Artwork by: Christian Bielke