Free Download: Altered Crates – Otis Benjamin EP (Andre 3000 & Madlib)

Free Download: Altered Crates – Otis Benjamin EP (Andre 3000 & Madlib)

The misleading title on YouTube and Bandcamp made my hip-hop heart skip a beat for a second. No, this isn’t a surprise collab drop by the Loop Digga and 3 Stacks. This new Otis Benjamin EP is a mash-up project by Atlanta-based producer Altered Crates, blending beats by Madlib with guest verses and unreleased acapellas by Andre 3000.

And yes, that’s as fresh and enjoyable as it sounds. The EP also includes verses from Big Boi, Raekwon, Snoop Dogg, Devin the Dude, and Kelis. And a personal favorite: Q-Tip over that “Burgundy Whip” beat…

Download the EP for free or ‘Name Your Price’ to support more crates to be altered, following previous editions such as Jay Electronica & Nujabes, Nipsey Hussle & DJ Premier, and Earl Sweatshirt & Apollo Brown.

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