U.N.I.T.Y. – Queen Latifah x HiFadility

Recently, HiFadility released a new track, U.N.I.T.Y., a flip of the classic Queen Latifah humanist anthem.  We have posted about HiFadility several times over the past couple of years, and we are always excited about new releases because of the unique sound.  In a very pleasant way, you never know what to expect!  In this track, it’s really interesting how this production retains the 90s boom bap sound, and at the same time blends the echo-y 808s and stuttering high hats of trap and a jazzy sound.

HiFadility keeps Queen Latifah’s vocals, continuing his sonic tradition of including spoken thoughts on social equality from notable figures. We saw a lot of this on his earlier works Where The Soul Lies (2012) and C’est La Vie (2012), so it’s interesting to hear how artists evolve their sound and production.

The opening bass line and jazz sound is encapsulating.  The bells and high hats create an energy synonymous with shoulder shimmies.  At the drop, HiFadility slows the track down and it’s so trill. Towards the end of the track, the sound has the same airy upbeat yet laid back feeling as Youth (2013), a track HiFadility released with VibeWithIt.  The high hats and bells create a more upbeat tempo though, making this a hard hittin’ jam.

HiFadility will be releasing more creative flips of 90s R&B songs with the concept project The Queens, and apparently he will be releasing some video along with those tracks too.  Very exciting considering we haven’t seen any visuals from him yet.  Anyway, this track is great – but don’t our word for it…follow HiFadility on twitter or soundcloud @iamHiFadility, and download the track to check it out for yourself.

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