After becoming a leading force in Calgary’s hip-hop scene, and opening for the likes of De La Soul, The Roots, Public Enemy and Mos Def, the duo of Dragon Fli Empire pay homage to the legendary Flava Unit and Juice Crew in their video for “Fli Beat Patrol,” a funk-laced, Djar One-produced banger off their new “Record Store” single.
Comprised of emcee Teekay and turntablist/producer DJ Cosm, DFE show off their talents in this tribute to the architects of hip-hop. Their sentiment goes beyond the aforementioned legendary rap crews as well, because the track actually takes the listener through the culture’s roots in funk and soul. The video shows love to those same roots, and you have DFE to thank for that, too. This entirely DIY effort was directed by DJ Cosm, while Teekay handled editing duties.
“Fli Beat Patrol” appears as the B-side on the duo’s “Record Store” single, which contains the J-Live featured title track on the A-side. The 7-inch 45 is available now via Ill Adrenaline Records’ online store, Fat Beats, HHV and various record stores around the globe. Quantities are limited to just 300 units in classic black, along with a yellow variant limited to just 100 units which can be purchased exclusively on the Ill Adrenaline website and select record stores.
Check out the visuals and support the track in your preferred format, available wherever music can be streamed or purchased, via Ill Adrenaline Records.