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Costello ft G.I. - Young Apprentice

Sun, 2012-03-11 20:32 -- lop3z

The first single Young Apprentice featuring G.I. from Costello's forthcoming solo album Illosophical, has been released accompanied by a video.   Costello, from Blanchardstown in Dublin has been putting in work on the scene here for a number of years, collaborating with the likes of Sons Phonetic, Veritas and Moschops. He's been writing since his early teens and back in '07 he hooked up with producer G.I., then in '08 he linked with the late Lunitic and along with 4Real the four formed the group Street Literature. They eventually released the Products Of My Environment album mid last year after a long journey, including the loss of Lunitic which obviously left a big void for the group. But the lads have stayed focussed, working on their solo projects the first of which being Costello's Illosophical. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"62","attributes":{"class":"media-image alignleft size-full wp-image-567","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","width":"350","height":"350","title":"Costello Ill","alt":""}}]] The video was directed by Joe Dooney who has been delivering some other top work, notably the video's he directed for Lethal Dialect including Keep It Real amongst others. The video is shot in and around the Northside of Dublin and follows Costello on a daily path from morning to night. The visual emphasises the theme of the track, showing the closeness kept to his crew and the realness that they keep to each other, always staying grounded in this music scene and paving the way for the next generation.   The track is produced by fellow Working Class member G.I. and begins with a spacey sample that filters into a peak delivering the drop, which comes with a soft but steady kick drum paired with a whippy snare hit and polished with a shiny clear hi-hat rhythm on top. The use of the spacey samples on this track creates the airy but yet dreamy feel to the track leaving the space ideal for Costello's deep intricate self analysis of life and philosophical rhymes. On the second verse Costello drops a deep flow   Life is delicate so whats the truth at the end of it, Searchin a book cos I love persons layin there derelict Its only in our nature to question it, but I'm never a pessimist know there's a heaven for definite Chillin, cheesin it up, you get the smell of it, inspire dreamin for all you residents in council settlements,   For the hook, the first four bars are taken from the Wu-Tang Clan track Older Gods, paying homage both to those that inspired and put him on and also to those coming up to stay focussed and true   The older God put me on, on how to rock this, maintain three-sixty lord live prosperous It only takes a lesson a day, just to analyse life, one time in the respectable mind. Thats why we're scriptin it to get yiz into it, we're deep with this Hiphop the love affair is intimate understand the energy is infinite, we still got your minds feeding off the light like photosynthesis   G.I. drops in for the final verse as the beat switches up and he seamlessly drops a lyrical, multi-syllable flow holding to the theme on keeping the listeners on the real path   But remember this my fellow apprentices, stay humble make use of your time follow the fellowship, stay mellow don't let these devils relive a genesis, dismemberin' sediments of our planet for the pleasurin [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"274","attributes":{"class":"media-image alignright size-medium wp-image-572","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","width":"216","height":"300","title":"Costello","alt":""}}]] Overall this track is perfect for the first release from the album, although Costello is no stranger to the scene, he still drops this track showing how truly grounded he is and how he and the crew push for the realness and love for the music. The production as always from G.I. is tops and perfectly suited to Costello's deep, conscious and philosophical rhymes. This track is more than an outward listening experience, it's also a subliminally introverted listening session that slows and paces our own self thoughts, creating a grounding that is very rare in modern times.   Costello's debut solo album Illosophical is out this week and has features from 4Real, Lethal Dialect, Willa Lee, G.I., and Jambo. The official launch is taking place at The Twisted Pepper on the 15th March, with support from Lethal Dialect, G.I., Willa Lee, Gary O'Brien and DJ Moschops, no doubt it will be a night of top performances from some of Irelands premier Hiphop artists.   You can stream the album online on the Working Class Records site and on Bandcamp :   You can check out Costello's band page here for updates & news :   [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"127","attributes":{"class":"media-image","typeof":"foaf:Image","height":"350","width":"425","style":""}}]]