The track is an extended metaphorical piece that reimagines hip-hop as a living and breathing person on life support, with both Cream and the iconic Funk Doc showing their love and appreciation for their fallen brethren. It’s a stirring take on saving the culture while also acknowledging the greats, which includes shout outs to Nas, De La Soul, KRS-One, and other legendary acts.
While “Hip-Hop 2020” isn’t taken from a larger body of work from any of the involved artists, it is another firm representation of their respective talents. For decades, Cream and Redman have bodied verses together and on the solo tip, while Mr. Green continues to prove himself as one of the underground’s most talented beatsmiths. It’s also worth noting that he and Redman actually worked together on this banging, soulful instrumental.
“Hip-Hop 2020” was mixed and mastered by Redman’s go to engineer Josh Gannet, and is available now through all major digital retailers and streaming platforms via Cruddyville Entertainment/4Dfoundation. Also, be on the lookout for more info on Redman’s highly anticipated new album, ‘Muddy Waters 2’, which is on the way.