The good homie David, hit us up on the inbox, with this dopeness by Cloud City Classic, from his label Chamberlain Drive.
“Brand New Kicks” is a mix of throwback & progressive hip-hop on a well delivered package.
Cloud City Classic’s debut album, Brand New Kicks, is a throwback to mid 90’s hip hop with nicotine beats and Palm Bay flows. The album features production from Details and guest appearances from K-Rec, Vintage and Jay of Self Taught. The first single, Brand New Kicks, features K-Rec, a producer/turntablist, who re-mixed “It’s Tricky” by Run-Dmc, which soon became the title track for the Electronic Arts video game SSX Tricky.
The Vancouver based group is comprised of two grizzly mountain dwellers known by the names of Inkspill & Sadler. The pair has been working together since 2005 but ultimately decided on a partnership while stuffing their faces with local favorites Foundation nachos and Numero Uno pizza. Several hundred beers, a couple years, and a few girlfriends later the group polished off 10 ‘classic’ tracks that deliver a nostalgic listening experience.
The video for the title track, Brand New Kicks, is a tribute to sneaker culture and the individuals which inspire this global phenomenon. From the Dj Premier inspired sample, to the Jordan flash imagery, to the K-Rec cuts; Brand New Kicks is a reflective look back at culture, influence and society.