Word around town this wasn’t supposed to leak. Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs, and A$AP FERG maneuver “Old English”, produced by Salva and Nick Hook. The trio hasn’t made an appearance together ever, and gather the South, Mid West $ide, and the East, respectively. Collectively, each contributor develops a critical aspect of the silently-exuberant instrumental.
Salva and Hook knead a viscous, churning instrumental that pops aggressive impurities to buckle a flinching unpredictability throughout. The density drudges through a sharply-curbed drum-bass, ushered away by a twinkling flute and an equally corrosive set of gun shots. Protruding through this gloss is a hankering for snares and gut-punching synth progressions. These two treatments give an understated grandiosity to the soundspace, and invite the versatility that Thugger, Gibbs, and FERG break down.
Surprising as ever, Thugger filters into a hollow strength, and tames his squeaks to an absolute minimum. With sharp extensions of his own, he matches the flinches in the instrumental. Gibbs follows full of gruff force, rubber-on-cement-stuttering his footsteps to overcome the gravity that surrounds him. FERG, on the other hand, channels the pink leather era, frantically burning all stray sounds with an unfocused extravagance. The tension that Salva and Hook create to drown Thugger, Gibbs, and FERG, emerges with equal force from the vocals.
-CUTT CZAR (HERONALD REAGAN)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS : FRANKLIN WEATHERFIELD AKA DENZEL SPLASHINGTON AKA PATOIS VUITTON AKA CHUCKDEGAULLE