Jaded Inc., the Beat Wave duo of 14KT and Mayer Hawthorne, lock in some Dilla production for the latest single off their upcoming album, The Big Knock, due out June 17th.
As told to Billboard, 14KT says he found the beat on “an old J Dilla beat tape I had from the late 90s. I was just listening to it one day and that beat came out. Most J Dilla beats are made for rap; you want to rap on them. But this beat came on and I said, ‘Holy shit, that sounds like Jaded Inc! That sounds like stuff we’re doing now,’ very melodic and new wavey. It made me want to sing on it instead of rap. It just fit, y’know? It just worked.”