New York meets Atlanta meets the Midwest.

New York producer and owner of the greatest J.R. Smith t-shirt in the world Nick Hook will release Relationships this fall via Fool’s Gold and has shared one of its first tracks ‘Head’ featuring Atlanta upstart 21 Savage and Detroit crew Bulletproof Dolphin.

What makes Hook’s upcoming full-length especially compelling is that all of the tracks were recorded in-person, primarily at his Brooklyn studio thespacepit. While most collaborations between producers and rappers happen over email, Hook kept it familial.

‘Head’ was originally conceived during a late night session in October 2014: “21 Savage was the last in the booth that night. He was hungry to rap. I remember I didn’t have any beats so I looped up Around the Fur by the Deftones and put a sub behind it,” Hook says.

“It sounded dope at the time and 21 went in and hit everything you hear really quick – 5 minutes max. That was the first time I had ever heard of him and he has that energy that flies out the speakers when you record it. So I had the vocal and drove out to Detroit to link with the Bulletproof Dolphin crew, helmed by SKYWLKR.”

Check out ‘Head’ below.



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