L.A.-based producer’s new album includes appearances from Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, and more.

Michigan’s Sam Baker, aka Samiyam, will be releasing his fourth album, Animals Have Feelings, on Stones Throw in early March.

Baker’s last album was 2013’s Wish You Were Here, released on Leaving Records. In the interim, he has placed a string of his unmistakable productions on rap releases for Earl Sweatshirt, Captain Murphy and Pharoahe Monch.

Animals Have Feelings collects 22 beats that hark back to Baker’s 2008 debut, Rap Beats Vol.1, which the producer considers to be the predecessor to this new album. “Animals has roots in beats made around the time of Vol. 1, and the new stuff on the record has some of the same sound,” he explains.

Largely instrumental, the album also features guest appearances from Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, Jeremiah Jae, and Oliver The 2nd.

You can hear ‘Dartgun’ from the album below and head over to the Stones Throw shop to pre-order the release. Animals Have Feelings is out March 4.



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