Acclaimed producer L’Orange and Jeremiah Jae have jointly entered the studio and come out with a full length album together. Dropping April 21, The Night Took Us In Like Family is entirely produced by L’Orange in a way only L’Orange would know how; like a dark crime drama. Assisting Jeremiah Jae is also Homeboy Sandman and Gift of Gab of Blackalicious fame.
Today, we have for you the first single off the album titled “Taken By The Night.”
About the album:
Enter those bloody alleys blocked off with yellow tape and chalk outlines. Secret backrooms riddled with sly crooks and blunt smoke. Slink into the underworld, the seedy shadowland owned by Jeremiah Jae and L’Orange on their opus, “The Night Took Us In Like Family.”
Consider it the alchemy of Madvillain and “The Maltese Falcon”: a five-part fable of tangled crimes, narrow escapes and raining lead. Beats bend sinister with imagery aiming for the temples. Jae invokes dark clouds, crowns of thorns and LSD eyes. Bars written in dirt. Samples are disembodied and ethereal. It’s like a grand jury indictment doubling as a Greek chorus. A song title like “Ice Obsidian” says it all. This is frozen lava, black and white celluloid, the spoils won by sinners. Watch your back rap.
Or maybe it’s the hip-hop version of the gangster flicks made before the Hays Code – raw and uncensored, deeply artful without pretension. Pitchfork once described Jae as: “a lot of people talk loud and say nothing; Jeremiah Jae finds strength in the inverse.” On “Night Took Us In Like Family,” he inhabits both eulogizer and executioner. He triumphantly looms over the corpses and explains how this all came to be. L’Orange supplies concrete requiems of dusted soul: beats to crack safes, soundtracks to stealth assassinations.
Tracklisting (Buy Link)
1. Part One: Introducing A Conspicuous Man
2. Do My Best To Carry On
3. Ice Obsidian
5. All I Need (ft. Gift of Gab)
6. Part Two: God Complex
7. The Concrete Some Call Home
8. Ignore The Man To Your Right (ft. Homeboy Sandman)
9. Taken By The Night
10. Part Three: The Damning
11. The Lineup
12. Kicking Glass
13. King of Like Life
14. Part Four: Revenge & Escape
15. I Was Invisible Nothing
16. Death Valley
17. Starry Eyed Balcony Walkers
18. Part Five: Macabre