I kind of got to lazy/impatient for advent calendars a couple of years ago, so it’s always nice to have a hip hop alternative. This year, that came in the form of Cloud 9’s daily beat. A freestyler’s dream, or simply a nice daily listen, it’s a pretty ideal way for a Hip Hop head to build up to the whiskey and turkey fueled shenanigans of Christmas day. Now that we get there however, he’s just released the whole thing in a nice digital package, obviously twenty five tracks deep, for free. Rather than steadily getting bigger and better, it’s strong throughout with his smooth, jazzy style providing a perfect soundtrack to the post Christmas, double belly festering. That said, Christmas day is a particular standout, the silky pianos and pitched up Christmas vocal of Merry Christmas finishing it all delightfully.
Listen below and go grab it free (or name your price) from his Bandcamp. Also watch out for the crew he’s been building with recently, Team Dreebs alongside Benaddict and Illiterate (of Concept of Thought). Merry Christmas.