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April 4, 2012 at 7:29 AM

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Download this: 'For the Birds' by Kingdom Crumbs

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Art via kingdomcrumbs.bandcamp.com

"For the Birds" by Kingdom Crumbs (download here)


One special thing about Beacon Hill hip-hop group Kingdom Crumbs is how fluidly their rapping turns into singing and vice versa, and how that works with the music. The breezy, oddly-structured "For the Birds" puts that morphing quality on display. Rapper Jarv Dee sings the hook and Tay Sean raps the verses, and Mikey Nice raps in a cordoned-off song within a song towards the end. Tay Sean produced the track; he produced all of the upcoming Kingdom Crumbs album except an interlude by 10.4 Rog and one other song by Mikey Nice. Tay Sean's hippie-ish first verse, which I love:

"I'm a soul flower
With some soul power
So what you know about
I'm fresher than a cold shower
Starlight bright up in the sky
Heavy in the game
Light enough to fly
Up, up and away we go
Also go down like how daisies grow
Well you know
That's when it comes full circle
But we don't sweat nothing
Post up and blow purple"


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