While the extraordinarily talented MC/producer/multi-instrumentalist Jack Preston has kept his stage show sharp during his time off from recording, the ATLien is set to release "End Of The Future," his first full-length LP in almost five years, July 14. Today brings us the first official single from the project, 'Hit Em.' ATL compatriots Sa-Roc, BLCTXT, and Yamin Semeli join Preston for this hard-hitting jazzy track, produced by Jon Bom.
"During the production of Hit 'Em, Jon Bom and I flowed with the classic vibe that organically revealed itself through the sample chopping and drum programming process. We decided not to resist the natural direction that it was headed in, and made it a type of ode to the 93-97 Hip-Hop era. We gave stylistic nods to the likes of Premeire and Dilla, Biggie and Snoop, but kept it fresh by inviting some of our favorite artists from the Atlanta Hip-Hop scene...including verses from blctxt and Sa-Roc, scratches from Yamin Semali, and Horns by Born on the Horn. Though these artists are my contemporaries and not my official crew, this is a crew track in the most traditional sense. We aren't talking about anything profound on this one, we're just talking shit. You know…just having fun." ~ Jack
"End of The Future" finds Preston and Bom collaborating for an entire project and will serve as the full-length follow-up to their 2010 EP, The Sonikah Project.