There's been a lot of talk about the East Coast opening up to more outside influences. One example of this phenomenon, which I suspect may be coincidental, is the renaissance fair production style of Harry Fraud, which was presaged by Nick Peace's production work for the classic 2006 Mob Figaz album Mob Trial. Both producers use organic samples that may or may not be lutes and flutes that are taken from public domain covers of "Greensleeves." Harry Fraud is known primarily as the producer for Action Bronson, but he received attention this year for his work on French Montana's Coke Boys 2 and club hit "Shot Caller (Remix)." Here, Fraud's joined by two rappers whose careers have been on a small-scale upswing of late—Black Rob's Game-Tested, Streets Approved appeared earlier this year and Peedi Crakk just dropped a new tape entitled Crakk Files Vol. 4. Lil Cease closes out the track, which removes him from the where-are-they-now list as well (he's at Medieval Times).
December 01, 2011