Last month, D.C. producer Yusef released The EPIC, a refreshingly cool take on jazz/hip-hop fusion. On it, he piled obscure movie clips atop piano chops, and fused live instruments with crackling vinyl.
His recently released single, “Flip Side,” treks the same path as his previous work. Here, the beat takes center stage: an atmospheric backdrop of light drum taps and ambient flutes sets the tone for his reflective rhymes. “Out of nothing came something/Time lapses, old flings no longer matter.”