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It's time to warm up with Seafood Sam's latest single

Bringing it back to the golden era of hip-hop

It’s February, and ya know sometimes we just need a bit of sun. Luckily for us, Seafood Sam is crafting laid-back, bass-heavy hip-hop on the sunny coast of Long Beach, California. His rich tracks filled with orchestration and samples – ranging from 70s Soul to 80s New Jack Swing – even draws inspiration from experimental instrumentalists like the Makoto Matsushita. So basically, exactly what we need right now.

As we approach the dawn of his fourth album, ‘Standing On Giants Shoulders,‘ – set to release on April 19 – Seafood Sam has graced us with his new single “Can’t Take the Hood to Heaven”, a track filled with a celestial string section and a bassy groove that guides the listener through the rapper’s carefully crafted soundscape. So let’s all listen to the new single to warm us up in time for the album ;).

The title of the record serves as an ode to the greats who gave him the energy and confidence to be an artist, such as the godfather of soul James Brown and the king of the stage Bobby Brown. This is an album rooted in a love and admiration for soul music while simultaneously exploring new and future sounds within hip-hop. So old school hip hop heads, soul fans, and anyone who needs a winter pick me up, this one is for you 😉


Words by Dexter Burningham
Image by Jack McKain