If you’ve followed the site for the past year or so, you’d know that I’ve been a fan of Kansas Cit’s D/Will ever since I was put on to him and made him a (2)Dope To Sleep On… entrant. With a sound that’s more Motown than City Of Fountains, I would always mention how ol’ boy would remind of J Dilla at times when his beats were matched with the right person.
Outasight, on the other hand, is an artist that came seemingly out of nowhere a year ago, when the homegirl Starr put me on to his music almost a year ago. Equal parts soulful crooner and heavy spitter, I can say that it took a little while to get used to that, but when he dropped From There to Here: An Album Prequel in March, it changed my perceptions of him and I became a full-fledged fan.
“Downtown In My Mind” dropped with D/Will on the boards back up OU, and it instantly became one of my favorite songs of the year (the many plays it gets on (2)Dope Radio and the fact that the instrumental is my ringtone can attest to that). What I didn’t know, though, was that the two of them had worked together on various songs for years. Which brings us to this point.
As a form of a “one man, one producer” type series I’m kicking off, I gathered this collection of D/Will-produced Outasight tracks the two have done over the past few years for everyone to enjoy (and perhaps get D and OU to work together/make an entire project together one day?). With some of these tracks from past projects, or on a mixtape or hard to find thanks to dead links, these NoDJ, CDQ tracks are indicative of the perfect synergy the two of them have when working together. I hope that everyone who downloads this as well enjoys their music and encourages them to work together again.
released December 13, 2009
All songs produced by: D/WILL
All songs written & performed by: Outasight