Darkim Be Allah & Endemic Emerald share with us their new album titled “Antediluvian King.”
The NYC rap duo of Darkim Be Allah & Endemic Emerald deliver that pure, raw, uncut hip-hop with their new album, “Antediluvian King.” Weâ€™re talking thoughtful, rewind-worthy lyrics from the former Wu Tang Records signee, with dusty, sample-flipping production from Endemic. It makes for a project that sounds and feels altogether timeless, a vibe that certainly was at the root of their creative process.
While the hard-hitting truths of â€œThe Lockdownâ€ are certainly relevant and speak to so many current issues, the majority of the album was actually recorded prior to the civil unrest and pandemic that have shaken the country. Thatâ€™s because the two artists had linked years backâ€”and even recorded a lost album togetherâ€”with the knowledge that they were meant to connect for an entire project.
Thatâ€™s what brings us to “Antediluvian King,” which conceptually speaks to a time taking place before a biblical flood (which is unbelievably prescient). And while there are numerous layers to unpack within the albumâ€™s ten tracksâ€”like the single â€œGod of the Universeâ€ with Planet Asiaâ€”everything on here is straight heat. Darkimâ€™s voice and flow are the perfect match for Endemicâ€™s organic instrumentals, whether itâ€™s the feel-good nostalgia of â€œDoing It,â€ grimy aesthetic of â€œBX-QBâ€ featuring Tragedy Khadafi, or contemplative vibes of â€œKnowledge & Wisdom.â€
Thereâ€™s so much to dig into with “Antediluvian King,” and itâ€™s hopefully just the first of many collaborative releases from these two true school, like-minded artists. The album is available now through all major digital retailers and streaming platforms via Endemicâ€™s own label, No Cure Records and can be purchased on vinyl courtesy of Fat Beats.
Antediluvian King Tracklist:
- The Lockdown
- BX-QB (feat. Tragedy Khadafi)
- Godsâ€™ Wrath (feat. Kasim Allah)
- Doing It
- Real Black
- Original Light
- The black Gene
- Knowledge & Wisdom
- You Know the Gravity (feat. Tragedy Khadafi)
- God of the Universe (feat. Planet Asia)