Houston’s own LE$ comes with the R&B/jazz/funk/country-rap-tunes infused production of Cookin Soul to make ACE. With this ever present throwback influence, 80′s understanding, 90′s dynamics, and the present independent/hustler ethos, LE$ comes through and pulls no punches. Meanwhile, Cookin Soul does what they do best: make great production. Don’t believe me? Listen below.
And just like that, Le$ (one of my favorite down south artists) is back with some heat. Doing his thing over Cookin’ Soul production, he is lent a hand from none other that Spitta (Curren$y). This is some smooth ish that incorporates vocals from hood movies about “making that money”. This wins.
Freddie is riding on some gangsta shit. Cookin Souls is giving those pimp/funk/R&B vibes to make this some quality nighttime riding music. Hell, you can throw this on at a barbeque and keep it moving. It is just that dope.
Well, this is a pleasant surprise. And to think that is is from the EP that has gotten much world wide web slander as of late. Maybe people expected more (they shouldn’t have). Maybe they were expecting to be just as good as their previous work (sometimes, it don’t happen). However, this remix makes me ENJOY what that EP had to offer. Then again, the EP wasn’t THAT bad, considering….
Taking a nice departure from the jazzier and more smoked-out sounds, Cookin’ Soul channels their inner Waka Flacka for this one. Or, they just took Fiend back to his headbussa roots. Either or, they did their thing. Adding Killa Kyleon is icing on the cake.
This is a reason why we, as fans, need to keep up with artists from the past. People are still reeling from the death of Heavy D for for two reasons (out of many):
1.) They JUST saw him perform recently.
2.) He was always a positive force in music.
He made many songs about important positive things (love, success, not cursing, ect.) that many were afraid, or didn’t have the ability, to do. He could rock hard for the fellas, be smooth for the ladies, and be positive for the rest of the world. Plus, he was a genuine dude. My girlfriend told me about how he flew her family to her uncle’s funeral. Heavy D. paid for the flights of people he didn’t even know. Even went to their family reunion.
With an understanding of how monumental this album is, Cookin’ Soul took their own rendition of the song. Mind you, there are so many mixed reviews on the album as a whole. Still, anything from Cookin’ Soul is a good look. I am wondering when they will get that major look from a major artist. Oh, well. Wishful thinking is always everlasting.
I’m a huge fan of Cookin’ Soul. I know anything they lend their creative thoughts towards will be worth the listen. I’m loving the soulful additions to the original hard hitting single. Gunz N’ Butta is out now, head over to iTunes and support!