The track is led by hip-hop architect CL Smooth, who delivers his mission statement as soon as he touches the mic: “I’m here to hit ‘em with that sure-to-be-a-classic.” He drives that point home with sincere, sharp rhymes about both his legacy in the game and his future plans to keep creating. Given that this is the man who released Mecca And The Soul Brother and The Main Ingredientalongside Boom bap pioneer Pete Rock, it’s safe to say hip-hop needs CL Smooth.
Riding shotgun is Brooklyn-based indie-rap stalwart Skyzoo, who complements his host with poignant and passionate bars. The two prove to be a formidable team, especially with Australian producer M-Phazes behind the boards. His warm, sample-fueled instrumental adds depth to what’s proven to be one of the finest cuts in Coalmine’s library of sometimes-slept-on gems.
The artwork was crafted by Frank “DJ Concept” DeMaria, who delivers a strong shot of nostalgia with his design. On the cover, you have a piece that call to mind CL Smooth & Pete Rock’s classic Mecca And The Soul Brother, while the donuts pay homage to the old-school Elektra Records layout.
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Click here to stream "Perfect Timing (Max I Million Remix)" via SoundCloud
Via Okayplayer: The rework from Sweden’s Max I Million is a smooth excursion that boasts an airtight groove and razor sharp cuts from DJ Devastate that blend to create a patchwork of lines from rap favorites like Common‘s “6th Sense” and the Soundbombing standout “1-9-9-9.”Perfectly timed and packed to the gills with warm chords and deep bass, the remix is a great companion to the exclusive vinyl release, which features the original 2008 single and instrumental.