Producers and beatmakers are arguably one of the most important assets to hip hop, laying down the canvas for rappers to work on, often shaping the sound and tone of individual records right from the get-go. On Raja’s Sun, iblss, a producer from Brooklyn, NY, shows us exactly how he has mastered the concept of creating a record with an exact sound and mood in mind, no matter who hops on the beats to do their part. The record is equal parts loud and quiet, with iblss’ use of reverb and spacious, substantial samples that make a grande entrance that stays and fills every empty space of the track. With the help of notable artists such as Quelle Chris, AKAI SOLO, Zeroh, Nappy Nina and more, iblss shows us that producer records are not to be taken lightly, and proves his place as a true master of his craft. Raja’s Sun is dedicated to iblss’ late four-legged companion, may he rest in peace.
Both variants are pressed on 140-gram vinyl, housed in a semi-gloss jacket. Front cover art by flatspot_ and back cover designed by Nakama. Center labels and hype sticker designed by J. Park. Mixed by SWARVY and iblss. Mastered by Zeroh. The music has been remastered for vinyl by Geng PTP for premium sound.
2. so be it (feat. Zeroh)
4. celery stalk (feat. Nappy Nina)
6. balrog (feat. AKAI SOLO)
10. inside voice (feat. nakama)
11. silver and wood
12. black vessel
13. good grief! (feat. S!LENCE)
14. the trees are talking to me
15. bebe's peace (feat. Quelle Christ)
17. sun in the night (feat. maassai)