Can’t it all be so simple? We all wish relationships came a little easier; Frank Nitt is no different. In his latest video, “L.O.V.E.” featuring DJ Quik and J. Black, the soulful, catchy new track from this Detroit emcee plays over clips of Nitt’s daily routine with that special someone. As the video progresses, we get a look at the ups and downs of a relationship, as the neglect of chilling with friends in lieu of your girl progresses into what Frank Nitt knows is really important: quality time with your lady. Even a tough guy like Frank Nitt canâ€™t help getting a little mushy from time to time.
Frank Nitt, well known as half of Detroit duo Frank’n’Dank, has recently been hanging out in L.A. with John “Illa J” Yancey, younger brother of legendary producer James “Jay Dee aka J Dilla” Yancey. As Delicious Vinyl readied the release of Illa J’s Dilla-produced debut LP Yancey Boys last year, Frank started playing Delicious Vinyl boss Michael “Mike Floss” Ross a smattering of new tracks.
“Frank’s incredibly prolific,” says Floss. “He was playing me songs he’d recorded in the past six months, and when I heard ‘Love’ I knew it was a song I wanted to put out. Combining Terrace’s sparkling West Coast sound with the perspective that Frank brings as a native Detroit MC, topped off with a beautiful hook by J.Black and you got yourself a party starter. The song is also getting major mixshow play on west coast stations like LAâ€™s Power 106. The fact that this cut is for the ladies just shows we got our priorities straight!”
Floss isn’t the only one to fall in love with “Love.” When producer Terrace Martin played the unfinished song to West Coast legend DJ Quik, Quik quickly volunteered his mixing and mastering skills as well as contributing a verse to the finished version. Because sometimes you can only beat the heat with more heat. Though it helps to have a swimming pool too.
Frank Nitt – “Love” Featuring Dj Quik & J. Black