iNTeLL (of 2nd Generation Wu) recently shared his new full-length project, COMPUTERS FOR THE HOOD and now he returns with the visuals for the R.A. The Rugged Man assisted track titled “KNOW THE GOSPEL.” The cinematic beat was produced by DLP who makes use of soul-gripping vocal samples, engulfing textures, and pounding boom-bap drums to complete the job. iNTeLL is in rare form as he brings to the foreground his smooth flow and vivid lyricism while the legendary R.A. The Rugged Man coms through with his distinct gruff vocals and off-kilter lyrics.
The visuals are directed by MrHawkins who makes use of moody lighting and black and white aesthetics to reinforce the song’s evocative lyrics. A nice blend of performance shots and religious motifs make the cut as well.
In addition to the new album, iNTeLL also launched a new designer clothing line this year called ØFF•SPRįNG on June 18. It’s a collaboration with UrbanCoolab , a company that uses A.I. to design the art.
The journey to Computers For The Hood was a long and arduous one for iNTeLL, as he was having creative burnout coupled with the ongoing stresses caused by the COVID pandemic. However, this road has led to the best work of his career so far. Computers For The Hood is a tight 11 track showcase for the synergy between creative partner DLP’s raw old school-influenced production that still has a modern flair perfect for 2021 and iNTeLL’s knack for memorable bars, hooks, and stories that serve as a perfect homage to his home turf of Staten Island. The project boastes verses from Method Man, Del, the Team Backpack champion Denzil Porter, Tahmell (son of Rakim), Mickey Factz, Ruste Juxx, and the king of lyrical Horrorcore R.A. The Rugged Man,”