Often noted as AKAI SOLO’s most challenging and experimental project, Like Hajime is a sonic exhibition of skill in which both respective artists took new approaches to their craft to create something wholly new and refreshing. BSTFRND’s production is off-kilter and chaotic at times, while reserving plenty of space for beautiful and spacious drumless loops. AKAI approaches the production from an all-new viewpoint, trying out new flows and writing techniques that eventually helped shape the sound he’s known for today. With the help of fellow artists and producers KeiyaA, DooF, Theravada, and Zark, Like Hajime is pure New York hip hop, packaged and delivered in a 35-minute listen filled with new direction, humorous and abstract bars, and top tier artistry overall.
All variants are pressed on 140-gram vinyl, housed in a 24pt reverse board jacket. Front and back art design by Jefferson Harris. Back typography by Zac (@landofthalost). Center labels designed by J. Park. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by BSTFRND. Remastered for vinyl by Geng PTP for premium sound.
1. Resilience Song 2. Eye a God 3. Star Falls 4. WildMan 5. Sword Talk (ft. DooF) 6. Red Wolves 7. Heaven's Wrath (ft & co-prod. KeiyaA) 8. In Between Maps 9. Halcyon Company 10. With Chaos In Mind 11. TOP BOY 12. Wind Waker (co-prod. zark)
Black /100 Red w/ white splatter /100 Blue w/ white and black splatter /100