The Primeridian "Takuthere"
Chicago-based duo The Primeridian (Jaime Roundtree and Simeon Viltz) have added a third MC, Racetacula, to the mix on their latest release, The Morning After. The new album, which maintains the smooth vibe of earlier work, features production cameos by Nicolay, Willow, Yaw, J-Rose of Norway, and DJ Steady, along with vocals by Knowledge from Kids in the Hall and Imani from The Pharcyde. On "Takuthere," soulful crooning provides a satisfying cushion for Imani’s deceptively simple rhyme schemes–poetic observations about city struggles and corrupt politicians–laid over a low-key acid-funk beat. Lulu McAllister