Small Bills released their first video for the song “ET Diamond (feat. Koncept Jack$on).” The track is hard jargon and next level style from the Detroit based producer The Lasso and NYC’s E L U C I D. The video was shot by 7th Flow productions in Bedford Stuyvesant. Stereogum calls it “an oblique and absorbing piece of art-rap.”
The track is another brilliant example of The Lasso’s ability to create soundscapes without limit or range. The production is a glossy industrial night ride that gives E L U C I D and Koncept Jack$on room to roam the dark.
“On an early covid morning I was playing this electric kalimba thru slicer pedal.. got the loop going, added some synths, bass, percussion… emailed it over to my friend Jaws That Bite and about 20 minutes later it was back with the drums at the end. I knew it was for Small Bills, so I sent to Elucid and got the triple fire emoji back fast. He arrived in Detroit for the sessions with the Koncept Jack$on feature to complete” – The Lasso
“Don’t Play It Straight” is the debut LP from Small Bills, a collaboration between NY rapper E L U C I D and Michigan producer/multi-instrumentalist The Lasso. Created over the course of a year between Detroit and NY, the duo creates a singular fusion of art rap and punk funk.
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ARTICLE: Mello Music Group
IMAGE: SMALL BILLS