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Tag Archives: Will Sessions
I know I have been sharing a little too much Will Sessions stuff over the last couple of weeks, but I swear this is it for awhile anyway! Just wanted to post up their free album Real Sessions which includes live performances with some of Detroit’s finest emcees (including Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat, Elzhi, and Black Milk). Will Sessions does the hip hop thing so well and it’s incredible to hear how well they are even when it’s live. Their renditions of these beats are flawless, just as it was with their work with Elzhi on Elmatic. Haven’t heard anything coming from these guys recently, hoping they might do some more hip hop collaborations in the future as I’ve enjoyed every one of them I have heard so far. You can grab Real Sessions here.
As I mentioned the other day, I’ve been listening to a bunch of Elmatic lately. Last night I was thinking about what Nas would sound like over the recreated beats by Will Sessions and to my surprise nobody has taken this idea and put something on Youtube yet. I was very bored so I figured I would go ahead and give it a shot. It was a bit disappointing to find out that many of the songs from Illmatic do not have acapellas and some of the ones that are available are not complete. This might be why nobody has bothered combining the two, but I tried my best to give an idea of what it would sound like. I think I matched them decently, with the exception of The World is Yours which was more difficult because of how much was missing from that acapella. From what I was able to do with the video though, I think the idea of Nas and Will Sessions getting together to do a live version of Illmatic would be pretty sweet.
Update: Re-uploaded this, the original video’s version of The World is Yours was just a little too off to me. I think the updated video above sounds a bit better, but still a little tough pairing that one due to the acapella that is available.
I’ve been listening to a lot of Elmatic lately, it really is a fantastic tribute to a classic. The recreated beats by Will Sessions are amazing, the live instrumentation really gives the music some new life. Elzhi’s reinterpretation of Illmatic is very tasteful/respectful and carries over the same kind of vibes that are present in Nas’ album as well. There was a lot that could have gone wrong with this concept, but in the end the amazing talent shared between Elzhi and Will Sessions was more than enough to ensure that this album may be considered a classic in its own right.