Originally released on 4/20/2021, AKAI SOLO & YL's unexpected collaborative tape LIGHTWORK EP is a short, sweet slice in both artists' ever-growing discography. The entire EP is produced by Roper Williams, who is not at all a stranger to either of these artists, having produced several tracks for AKAI SOLO as well as full projects for YL. The beats are warped and wobbly, and occasionally have outside touches from producer vets iblss and Saint James, crafting a consistently interesting and slightly psychedelic landscape for the two rappers to spit on. Tacking on a nice verse from Starker, the whole project is a show from masterclass artists that not every piece of art has to be taken serious -- sometimes it's cool to just hop in a booth and rap your ass off with your homies and still make something fun and exciting to listen to.
Both variants are pressed on 110-gram, 10" vinyl, housed in a 24pt jacket with a rigid, canvas-like texture. The artwork was done by eli14k. Center label layout by J. Park. Remastered for vinyl by Geng PTP.
2. WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
3. LIGHT WORK
4. ROAD BLOCKS (ft. Starker)
5. ALL IN THE NAME (co-prod. Saint James)
6. FELT (co-prod. iblss)