Canadian producer Elaquent is back at it with his new album, “Forever Is A Pretty Long Time”.
The compilation album is a rite of passage for elite hip-hop producers. We rightfully revere the classics: Marley Marl’s In Control Vol. 1, Pete Rock’s “Soul Survivor”, Hi-Tek’s “Hi-Teknology”, J Dilla’s “Welcome to Detroit”, and The Neptunes’ “Clones”. Or in more recent years, the gems reaped from the Mello Music Cinematic Universe: Apollo Brown’s “The Reset”, Oddisee’s “101”, and L’Orange’s “The Ordinary Man”. In that timeless lineage, you can add another one with Elaquent’s, “Forever is a Pretty Long Time”. “I’ve always wanted to do this type of record, but it never felt right to do until now,” Elaquent explains. “Most of my instrumental albums would feature only one or two collaborations, and only then for a change of pace. But this time, I really wanted to challenge myself to do something a little different and showcase what I can do with a number of my favorite artists.”
The LP is made up of 13 track and comes equipped with contributions from Oddisee, Cheseter Watson, Guilty Simpson, Cavalier, A L L I E, Saturn, Alexander, Blu, Cicero, Brainorchestra and Lost Like Alex.
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