Nature grabs rap vet Black Rob for the assist on “Brighter Days”, the first single off of Nate’s Seasons Changed: Winter Edition project. I’ve always enjoyed hearing bars from these two and it’s good to see both of them out here just as hungry as the younger lions in the game.
Big shoutout to my man Robbie at Unkut for his interview with Black Rob, where I discovered that Black Rob had recorded another version of “Fire In The Hole” with the Dungeon Dragon himself, but it was never officially released outside of the obscure mixtape market.
Long ago, an unknown Robert Ross aka Black Rob linked up with producer Dan “The Automator” Nakamura, now of Gorillaz fame, to cut a demo album. This album has all but disappeared aside from this song, which later appeared on Dan’s Wanna Buy A Monkey? mixtape. Black Rob has always been a low-key favorite of mine and his work outside of Puffy’s camp was always dope (i.e. two rugged appearances on CRU’s classic Da Dirty 30…please stop sleeping on that album). Enjoy this rare gem.