With the assistance of close homie and producer Optiks, New York's own Mean Joe Scheme is back on the scene with a new one - 'Ultra Jim Beam'.
His 2015 debut You Gotta Watch was a free release that garnered good traction amongst a host of platforms, including local live shows and a performance at SXSW.
Optiks beat is weaponry on 'Ultra Jim Beam'. The live band ensemble was a focus in the production - the drums, horns - everything is on point. Scheme flows over these effortlessly, with character derived heavily from a '90s hip-hop setting. These two can, and will continue to do damage together, I'd say.
Feast your ears.