It’s been far too long—seven long years to be exact—since Chappell and Dope teamed up for Future Before Nostalgia, an album that became a classic amongst underground heads and was certainly ahead of its time. And with the First Brick EP, the two are back at it with a project that sounds like it’s doubling down on the blueprint of its predecessor.
The artistic passion and hunger on “101” is palatable, and you can sense Chappell’s urgency not just in his rhymes but in the single’s video directed by foundationDIGITAL FILMS. In addition to giving the emcee some time to flaunt his bars, we also see a short tale of what happens when a stick up kid’s bad karma comes around to, well, we won’t spoil it for you.
Check out the visuals and stay tuned for more updates and visuals off First Brick, due out Sept 14 through all digital retailers and streaming platforms via Kay-Dee Records. CD and vinyl will be available as well in limited quantities.