We’re nearing the February 24th release of Sour Soul, the heavily anticipated collaborative LP from Toronto-based jazz-fusion/hip-hop instrumental trio BadBadNotGood and Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah, and another glimpse is being offered: the groove-tight single “Ray Gun”. This follows the knockout track "Gunshowers" and raises the bar even higher - by bringing in acclaimed rapper (and Ghostface’s Doomstarks accomplice) MF Doom for a guest appearance.
“When we first heard we had a chance to get DOOM on a track for Sour Soul, we were ecstatic and also a little nervous.” BBNG recently told Buzzfeed. “DOOM and Ghostface are two of our favourite rappers and creating an instrumental that blended both Ghostface’s raw powerful flow and DOOM’s poetic quirkiness proved challenging. We ended up with an arranged form that had also had an improvised feel to it, and a string and horn arrangement at the end inspired by DOOM’s love of sampling old movie soundtracks.”
Other guest artists for Sour Soul include Elzhi, Danny Brown, and Tree. Expect BBNG to bring their jazz-inspired inventiveness and beats to trade off with the stable of vocalists’ rhymes.