The successes of J Dilla have served as inspiration and driving motivation for all Detroit artists. For Finale, who himself received a personal Dilla co-sign early in his career, it’s only fitting that the emcee has a song on his album, A Pipe Dream And A Promise, produced by the late legend. That song is appropriately titled “Heat.” Speaking about creating the song and being able to work with Dilla, Finale says, “It was off a beat CD, but it was done before he passed away and I was able to build with him about it before he passed. I did three joints with him off the beat CDs he sent me; ‘Heat’ ended up being one of the joints we did. I look at that joint more like a tribute”
Featuring hard drums and distorted chops, “Heat” finds Finale spitting a braggadocio-filled stream-of-consciousness flow that showcases the Detroit emcee’s ability to rip a mic. Showing off his smooth wordplay and seamless flow, Finale raps, “Be a needle, we need you to get in the groove / Don’t sleep, keep it rolling / I’m a truck, I live in Michigan/ But Chilly never been in my forecast, like Usher / Won’t change, even with the aftermath, like Busta.” Closing out the song is a live performance clip of an impassioned Finale chanting J Dilla’s name in tribute to the fallen legend. The ultimate tribute, though, is keeping the producer’s name alive with great music, and with “Heat,” Finale does just that.
A Pipe Dream And A Promise is now available everywhere.
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Finale recently released Super Finale, an innovative, Super Mario Bros-themed video game, starring Finale as the main character, in which fans can win track the track “One Man Show” from the album upon completion of the game. A Pipe Dream And A Promise features production from J Dilla as well as Nottz, Flying Lotus, Oddisee, MPhazes, and Black Milk, who produced the album’s lead single “Motor Music.”
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