U-N-I - Land of the Kings

Posted 6 years ago
Tags: U-N-I
Producer:
RO Blvd
Album:
Green Label Sound Promo Single

Looks like U-N-I share more than a penchant for mysterious-sounding piano samples (see Fried Chicken and Watermelon cut K.R.E.A.M) with the Wu-Tang Clan; on this new promo single, the Los Angeles twosome reveal their fondness for chess (and chess-related metaphors) as they detail their arduous journey to The Land of the KingsRo Blvd‘s driving, piano-and-electric guitar instrumental is more pop than the mellow, jazzy boardwork we’ve heard on many of the twosome’s previous features, but it’s still got loads of left-of center style, and a spectacularly catchy hook to boot.  The dense, poetically allusive verses in which Thurzday and Y.O. detail their sky-high ambitions offer plenty of quotables—the former’s ‘when pigs fly/swine flu’ line is my personal favorite (I’ve been waiting for a rapper to make that pun since news of the epidemic first broke).  Though U-N-I are already shining brighter than most, there’s no question their future will be even sunnier.  If you’re a fan, you can grab a free copy of the duo’s debut studio album at their official site—but be sure to slip on your shades first.

U-N-I

Written by
Posted 6 years ago

More from U-N-I

Featured Video

New Features

2016-04-28-mick-jenkins-new-album-season

As a New Album Approaches, It’s Mick Jenkins Season

How the changing of seasons changes how I look at and listen to Mick Jenkins. Read More
Posted 2 hours ago by Lucas G.
2016-04-17-need-to-watch-dangelo-prince-tribute

Holy Sh*t You Need To Watch D’Angelo’s Amazing Prince Tribute

D'Angelo's heartbreaking tribute made me truly feel the weight of Prince's tragic passing. Read More
Posted 19 hours ago by Yoh
2016-04-27-all-falls-down-hook-story

The Classic “All Falls Down” Hook Came Together by Accident, Says Syleena Johnson

Syleena Johnson went into the studio to record a song for her album, four hours later she and Kanye had created a classic. Read More
Posted 21 hours ago by Lucas G.
2016-04-27-royce-da-5-9-recording-process-with-eminem

Royce da 5’9” Gives Us Rare Insight Into Recording With Eminem

Only a small handful of people on Earth know what it's like watching the Rap God work, Royce is one of them. Read More
Posted 22 hours ago by Nathan S.
2016-04-27-sugar-hill-gang-rappers-delight-dark-history

The Dark, Rhyme-Stealing History of Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight”

The story of hip-hop's beloved first hit is far darker and scattered than you might think from its candy soft surface. Read More
Posted one day ago by Nathan S.
Sample Text - Sample Link
0:00
3:00
Shrink
Hide

TRENDING NOW



Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.