DANGER MOUSE & BLACK THOUGHT
“BECAUSE” VIDEO OUT NOW
Cheat Codes out August 12 via BMG
“The Roots MC kicks off the song by strolling through the luxurious, retro-soul Danger Mouse production, itself complemented by Cartilidge’s seemingly time-warped hook. Though the new track reveals more of the intriguing dynamic between its two main stars, it’s an even better demonstration of their abilities as team players while sharing the mic with younger, cypher-ready talent. The moment is not lost on the featured rappers either, and both verses confirm they recognize the rare opportunity of earning co-signs from two music legends.”
“Chock-full of dynamic, dextrous, lyrical ciphers and is another example of the chemistry between Danger Mouse and Black Thought….The song comes right on time for the summer and offers an array of stylings from the featured artists, over Danger Mouse’s signature retro slow-burning beats.”
“This new track is sure to have fans excited for more, and Danger Mouse and Black Thought are two legends who will always have anticipated releases.”
“Atlanta rapper Russ and New York darling Joey Bada$$ ease into the pressures of being on a track with two legends with dexterity, floating over the nostalgic groundwork set in place by Danger Mouse.”
“Because” the critically acclaimed and second “promising preview of Cheat Codes” (Stereogum) from Danger Mouse & Black Thought now has a new visual accompaniment.
Directed by UNCANNY, the video takes place through the eyes of a pedestrian within a 3D rendering of Times Square as the artists take over screens and billboards performing their verses. The single take music video features the collaborators in a mixture of real footage and AI altered imagery. Watch “Because” HERE
The highly anticipated full-length, Cheat Codes will be available worldwide on August 12th via BMG.