Souls of Mischief are taking the term “old-school” to a new level on their upcoming album, There Is Only Now, slated for a highly anticipated release on August 26th. Recorded entirely on analog tapes without the help of computers, the album is the Oakland group’s first full-length in five years.
There Is Only Now is produced by the multi-talented musician/producer/label-owner Adrian Younge (Jay-Z, Ghostface Killah), who plays 90% of all the instruments on the album, and members of his band, Venice Dawn, contribute the rest. This approach gives the album a unique authenticity and individuality.
There Is Only Now will be the first release on Younge’s fresh new label, Linear Labs, which we profiled here on The Daily Rind last month. The album will also feature Busta Rhymes, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, William Hart and Scarub, and is available for pre-order now.
The first feature of the record is a West Coast collab with Snoop Dogg on the title track, “There Is Only Now.” On it, they rap about living and loving in the present over a beat that’s funky and soulful. Check out the brand new music video below to see the boys of Souls of Mischief and Snoop in action.