What do you get when you cross an emerging Canadian emcee, a well established underground microphone specialist, and a budding director? You get the vividly shot, Boom-Bap influenced, “New Seed”, a hardcore track featuring the skills of Mickey Boston and El Da Sensei. The veteran and freshman deliver a great track that fans of both Golden Era and New School Hip-Hop would enjoy. Here’s my official $.02
The Good: The track and video are both very well recorded and sequenced. Mickey Boston holds his own, dropping gem after verbal gem. El Da Sensei dumps a whole clip of verbal bullets on the track including this line that embraces his veteran status [quote]I’m not an Oldie that’s clutching on past winning sprees/Just an emcee that’s knowing you’re never penning these[/quote]. Dope! Director John Wholetrain uses a variety of keys and masks to personify the potent words of these two dope emcees.
The Bad: I’m not going to front; for as good as the video is, the effects are pretty lame. And I’m not sure why there was a need to add a kaleidoscope in there. That was definitely a misstep, but not one that would turn you away from what is otherwise a solid video.
Overall: This is a cool video that you’ll def watch more than once. It’s a track that true Hip-Hop heads will embrace tightly. It’s a solid collaboration and I look forward to hearing more collabs from these guys. That’s my $.02. What’s yours?