The year was 1996 and MTV Jams was a daily ritual, especially during Summer of ’96. Bill Bellamy and Ananda Lewis did more than focus on rap music (that was Yo!MTV Raps previous job). They catered to hip-hop and R&B acts that weren’t part of MTV’s typical video rotation. That show is where I first encountered Atlanta bass music. After one listen to summer anthem “My Boo” by Ghost Town DJ’s, I was addicted to the hum of bass that launched into a Summer dance party.
8 years later, ATL by way of Nashville rapper/singer/songwriter Spree Wilson is paying homage to ATL bass music with “Right One| Wrong Time”. The lead single to Wilson’s next EP Life In Technicolor and swirls with hypnotic bass and 808’s as he details an inconvenient love affair. Stream below and look for Life In Technicolor soon produced by The Flush.
BONUS: Spree Wilson – No Use In Running
All these hip-hop posts can only mean one thing…new Nark mixtape on the way real soon.