With the releases of last year’s Soulslicers-produced Drippin Soul EP, the Boston-based hip-hop duo G-dot & Born received attention for crafting authentic, old-school inspired hip-hop. Their recently released, Tom The 1st-produced EP Boomsday continues a run of collaborations with internationally-based producers while being a loving homage to the artists and sounds that have influenced them — but with their own, modern take.
Boomsday‘s latest single “Boom” is centered around an old school, boom bap inspired production featuring tweeter and woofer rocking beats, looped blasts of twinkling and arpeggiated keys and blasts of bluesy horns — and while nodding at DJ Premier and others, the track finds the Boston-based duo rhyming about their drive to achieve their dreams, and then going out there to grab it. It’s the sort of song you should play to amp yourself up before that big job interview — or any situation in which you’re trying to make a major power move.
The incredibly slick and cinematic visual for “Boom” stars the up-and-coming duo driving around their native Boston, enjoying the fast life that they’ve dreamt of for so long before ending the night at one of their favorite Chinatown haunts for food. And the entire time, the duo seem to keep it true to themselves and to the culture as a whole.