“We make all of our beats from scratch”, says K-Salaam, one half of the dynamic duo Beatnick & K-Salaam.

“We design our own sounds, our own drums, we come up with new chord progressions. We don’t need to sample, but people are already sampling us.” 

With the maverick mindset in tow, the team hooked up with Brooklyn-bomber Joell Ortiz for the leaders anthem “Never Follow”the 2nd single from the upcoming full-length project The Bluest Flame.

“Working with Joell Ortiz on this was a real treat,” says K of the process.  The Slaughterhouse member (Ortiz) not too ago dropped his “Rap Millionaire” back in May and emerges again on a track with these guys.

“I think the way we combined hardcore lyricism with a heavy funk-inspired beat and hook shows the versatility from both Joell and us as well.”

The result is an instant feel-good groove fit for the lyric lovers and club goers alike. K-Salaam agrees, “At the end of the day, we all just wanted to make a dope record. Mission accomplished.”

Take a listen and let us know what you think.

The Bluest Flame drops October 13th worldwide and features the likes of Talib Kweli, Bun-B, Blu, Tech N9ne and more.

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