Brooklyn Beatsmith 5th Seal Drops His Latest Beat Vlog
|By 5TH SEAL|
5th Seal hit me with his latest beatmaking vlog. Like all of the visual gems he's been dropping, his latest opus carries footage of New York City (ca. mid 1980s). Seen by many (including me), New York is still the emotional center point—if not anything else—for hip hop/rap music. And as if to send a strong message about quality music, and hip hop/rap's ability to drop an abundance of it in one year, 5th Seal reminds us of the benchmark year 1988, wherein the likes of EPMD, Rakim, and Slick Rick all saw releases of their new albums.
But after the strong message of yesterday, Seal gets down to the sample and chop session we've become accustomed to. This time, the record is a James Brown ballad with wild horns, recontextualized and transformed into something right up 5th Seal's alley.
5th Seal Vlog #8