UK underground rap duo Gawd Status team up with veteran emcee Jehst for this insightful and gloomy collaboration titled “Severe Price.” Over King Kashmere‘s dark texture and punchy drum grooves, Joker Starr and Jehst deliver solid performances ripe with vivid and thoughtful lyrics that center around police brutality and the never-ending oppressive system.
Speaking about the production process on “Severe Price”, Kash says “at that point, I was checking out a lot of Russian electronic music from the late 60s. And I found the harmonies dead in the middle of some modular synth madness. What struck me was how emotive the harmonies were. Very mournful. Those drums are drums I’ve wanted to use since the 90s. I love the idea of having melancholy vocals over hard drums.” Having known each other since 2004/2005, Kash says of Jehst “I needed the feature to be as potent as possible and I couldn’t help thinking about what he did on the song “England”. He killed it.”