SF ARTIST RAPS ABOUT GUNSHOTS & CAMERA SHOTS
I’m inspired by two things: the idea that we’re out here dying for being ourselves and selfies.
The Nokia 7650 was the first camera phone sold in the US and the jumping off point of a culture. In 2017 we’re able to shoot ourselves from certain angles, edit ourselves to our liking, and put our best selves on display for everyone to see.
Shout outs to social media and the culture of flexing that’s come from it. But those ugly photos are still you. Those ugly angles are still you. And what America deems ugly is still it, despite the angles it chooses to show.
I wanted to make a song that sounded like gunshots and camera shots and this is what we came up with. I am a Bay Area artist by the name of The Boyscout, TORO and this track as well as the entire project was produced by Daoud.
Brand new De La — cop and stream it below…
Phife – Nutshell (prod. by J Dilla)
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RIP PHIFE DIGGY
(Malik Taylor, James Yancey)
Produced by J Dilla
Scratches by Dj Rasta Root
Smokin’ Needles Records 2016
Engineered/Vocal Production by Jon Bonus
Recorded at Side 3 Studios
Mixed by Morgan Garcia
Mastered by Michael Romanowski
Executive Produced by
Director of Photography
Geran Daniels 1st Assistant Camera
Rosa Islas 2nd Assistant Camera
Nsil AUDIO ENGINEER
JAHAH LOCATION MANAGER
Kenny Wallace Property Manager
Omar Farlow Still Photographer
Tymm Hoffman TymmText
Jamal St. Cyr
Special Thanks to Mike G, Pos, Jarobi, Pete Rock, Maseo, Rakim, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Q-Tip and Redman.
Thanks to Dj Nabs, Kangol Kid, J-live, Jamal, Dres tha Beatnik, Prince Po, Dave (Plug 2), Rapper Big Pooh, Busy Bee, Don Newkirk, Dinco D, Greg Nice, Talib Kweli, Just Blaze, Ras Kass, Dante Ross, Prince Paul
Praise GOD from whom all blessings flow
Thanks to Mom,Dad,Uncle Russ,Zack,Nikki,Dizzle,The Smith Family (Evan,Kia,Kira,Kaylia),Ashlee, Mark ‘Poon’ Chan, Morgan Garcia, Tony Reames & team, Pillows, Mark Woods, Dion & The Liverpool family, The DeLong Family, all family & friends
Granny Boyce,Uncle Kenny, Frank Liverpool Dave,Fudge Darcelin, Baby Chris Lighty & J Dilla!!!
From the forthcoming EP
On Smokin Needles Records