In addition to having the year’s best cover art, Alley Boy‘s newest record The Gift of Discernment, has incredibly well-selected beats. Big K.R.I.T.’s instrumental for “I Live This Shit” is a stop-start, regal anthem, while Knucklehead’s ambient beat for “Tattoo” has a ghostly feel. My favorite though, is “Swisher,” which rides on a single chipmunk-ed vocal sample that’s distorted, filtered and twisted around by producer Jigz.
Download: Alley Boy, “Swisher” (Prod. by Jigz)