For the latest installment of his Live From The Streets series, Mr. Green links up with Matisyahu, Kyon Williams and Benefit. And as usual, you can listen to the song below and check out the “making of” above.
I also included Mr. Green’s written out thoughts on the song below.
For this episode we wanted to do something different, so Sam and I set it off by meeting up with Matisyahu in NYC. He’s been crazy busy touring all over the place, but he was cool enough to chill with us for a few minutes, lay down a dope verse and do some beat-boxing.
After that, I took his vocals back to the lab, threw some effects on them and put a beat together.
Next, we traveled out to Philly to get my former beat-making student Kyon Williams to play some piano (FYI I used to do an after school program called “beat school” at University City High School in West Philly).
It was crazy, I had a melody in my head, I sang it to him, and then within five minutes he had already laid it down perfectly.
Then, I took the piano parts Kyon played back to the lab and mixed them into the beat. Finally, I took the full beat and sent it to my homie Benefit.
We are mad excited to have Benefit on the show because he’s an underground legend and one of the first artists in history to use the internet to spread his music across the globe. He hasn’t dropped any thing in a minute and we are really proud that he chose to use ‘Live from the Streets’ as his platform to make a comeback.
Also, sometime in 2014, Green will be dropping his Live From The Streets LP; which will include all the songs plus a few bonuses.