Producer Exile and emcee Johaz are teaming up as Dag Savage, and they’ll release their first EP together through Dirty Science Records on January 13th. But they’ve recently released the Salvation mixtape which includes guest appearances by Aloe Blacc, blu, Gonjasufi and several others. From listening to this mixtape, it brings to mind hip hop’s golden age – dope beats with emcees employing incisive wit and actual lyrics. Some of the lines I heard were some of the funniest I’ve heard in several years. Real hip hop is alive and well, even if you have to make a concerted effort to find it. 

As emcees there are points where Johaz’s flows remind me a quite a bit of Andre 3000 of Outkast and of Common. Not bad comparisons if you ask me.