lojii & Swarvy – “Due Rent” (Release)
Philadelphia rapper lojii and LA producer / multi-instrumentalist Swarvy have joined forces for Due Rent, an ode to being broke, out now via Fresh Selects. When Swarvy and lojii were getting together to work on this project, lojii was going through some financial struggles, which inspired the concept. Swarvy sets the tone with smoked out jazz instrumentation, and minimal, laid back drums. There is a strong Madlib vibe to the production, but the line between sample and original instrumentation is blurred with Swarvy at the wheel. The producer pulls from deep sample crates, but is equipped with the musical skill to play his own parts. He runs his instruments through his unique production process to give his sound a gritty, vintage texture. lojii delivers his rhymes with laid back confidence. Clever word play, and the honesty to know that rapping about personal struggle can be more real. His voice marries with Swarvy’s production effortlessly. These two feel very at home with each other’s styles. Highly recommended.
Due Rent is available for download, and as limited tape via the Fresh Selects Bandcamp.
DUE RENT is a collaborative double album by solo artists lojii & Swarvy.
Written & recorded in the summer of 2016 in L.A. by the two Philadelphian transplants, lojii says “this tape is a score to being a broke nxgga in AmeriKKKa (emphasis on the KKK) – full of dreams and hustlin’ to make ’em happen, but dealing with the everyday pressures of making ends meet. A.K.A trying to pay rent.”