Having produced for the likes of Ab Soul, Kendrick Lamar, and E-40, the west coast hip-hop producer Curtiss King has stepped out of the shadows to focus on his solo craft. Having just dropped his full length LP Creatine on Daddy Kev's venerated imprint Alpha Pup Records, which has over the years established itself as a staple of the LA-beat scene, King's ability to make fresh hip-hop productions that pays tribute to west coast G Funk while successfully pushing new sonic boundaries is proof of his dynamic production abilities.
The concept for King's LP, Creatine, revolves around the fitness, restoration, and the lifestyles choices that are associated with pushing your body to the next level. The entire album is thirty-minutes and is designed to act as a workout companion for those of you who with a love for the gym and fresh hip-hop instrumentals. King and Alpha Pup have been kind enough to hand out the album cut "Venice Beach (feat. Oh Gosh Leotus)" as today's XLR8R download. Coming out of the gate with clean and sunny bounce, the track features a heavy onset of funky synths that gradually become more involved and uplifting before the track splits off into a wicked, broken, and neck bending beat for the final twenty-five second push.
Check out what King has to say about the concept around his latest LP in the text below.
"It's crazy because I was never really a huge fitness guy until last December, mostly due to the lifestyle of music. However, over the last year I just got hooked on the idea of turning my body into something I could be proud of. My album Creatine was symbolic of everything coming together. I tried to basically emulate the emotions we can go through during an intense 30 minute workout." - Curtiss King
Check out the entire album by going to Alpha Pup's Bandcamp page here.
You can download Curtiss King's track "Venice Beach (feat. Oh Gosh Leotus)" below via WeTransfer.