Singled Out: "This Is A J. Dilla Beat That Was From One Of His Beat Tapes"
Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012 4:50PM
[SOHH highlights a hot single each week and offers a unique look at the record. After King Louie and John Monopoly explains the Chicago spitter is "Too Cool," Brooklyn MC Gliffics tells readers why they ought to keep an eye on the "Burgundy Walls."]
It's a really dope track, man. It's online and you can hear it right now, it's called "Burgundy Walls." It's [a borrowed J. Dilla beat].
I live in Brooklyn and in my apartment I painted my walls burgundy. One day I was in my place rolling up something and playing beats and I started reflecting on where I came from. That's really what it was: When I was a kid, I used to get punished and would have to face the wall and sh*t like that.
This is a Dilla track that's not even on an album. This is a Dilla beat that was from one of his beat tapes that never went anywhere. To be honest, somebody handed it off to me, all I know is I never heard anybody on it.
I'm very proud of this track; I definitely nailed it. It shows what kind of music I grew up on and what kind of music I respect. I actually performed this record on New Year's Eve.
Gliffics is a 26-year-old rapper from Brooklyn, New York. He has worked with producer Ill Mind. Gliffics plays double-duty, serving as rapper and producer on many of his records. His video for "Just A Thought" was honored by YouTube for views in its respective time period. His next project is coming soon.
Check out "Burgundy Walls" below: