Willie The Kid did it. He got caught red handed. Duke is guilty of unleashing a project that not only eclipses his previous full-length effort, The Fly 2 (a release that was thoroughly spun out within the confines of our PTP offices), but successfully capitalizes on the art of minimal looping/non-production, a style of musical composition originally mastered by those older, most infamous branches of his Wu-Tang family tree – something far too seldom explored in this day and age of sample clearance paranoia. Truthfully, the allure is the fact that this type of thing isn’t done every day (so all you other guys jump the fuck off and keep it that way).
Regardless, since the moment we first witnessed Willie’s style, it was evident that he wasn’t the type to sit comfy and all dormant-like, therefore #TheCrates is just another well-calculated, adventurous foray into realms deemed unthinkable by most other MC’s (who honestly would fall short in execution, most likely due to attempts at appealing to the “hit” or “weed/college rap” demographic). It may be just another step for The Kid, indeed, but it makes for an episode of extravagant listening for us.
Here’s another example of why you should click this link to download it now.
Willie The Kid “Blade Of A Certain Edge”