- Artist: U-N-I
- Track: Land of the Kings
- 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 Kings. Ro 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.
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