Elaquent is a household name in the beat scene and has provided us with mostly instrumental releases for over a decade. On his second release with the Mello Music Group, the Canadian now wants to try his hand at a producer album in the tradition of “Hi-Teknology” or “Welcome To Detroit: “I’ve always wanted to do this type of record, but it never felt right to do until now. Most of my instrumental albums would feature only one or two collaborations, and only then for a change of pace. But this time, I really wanted to challenge myself to do something a little different and showcase what I can do with a number of my favorite artists.”
Besides three instrumental tracks he features well-known MC’s like Oddisee, Blu, Guilty Smpson or Chester Watson on “Forever is a Pretty Long Time” and also presents us some new talents.
Even though some things are new on this album, there are also things that don’t change like the fresh drum programming, the beautiful basslines or his understanding of bringing classic beats into the 21st century.