If the anticipation for Flume’s pending EP Skin was not creeping under yours, or causing extensive goosebumps, where have you been? The Australian producer has been steadily dropping hints which you might have missed; but this one – this one is something else.
Flume has always been a collaborator, having worked his way into the world’s heart by working with the likes of Freddie Gibbs and Wu-Tang alum Ghostface Killah in the past. By not shying away from headlining rappers, Flume has been releasing genre bending sounds. Previously, Flume may have been uncovering his infatuation for gangsta rap, but with “Smoke & Retribution” it is safe to say Flume is in love.
Vince Staples emerged on the scene in 2015 with his release “Summertime ’06.” At just 22 years old he established himself in the rap game with a bright future ahead of him. With Flume being 24, is it possible for more future projects between the two? Flume has been touching all genres, release by release, so where will this album take us? Our ears are starving for more.