The beatmaker (aka Sam Baker) is a perfect fit for the L.A. label run by Peanut Butter Wolf, having been extended Stones Throw family for a while now. He’s previously released on the similarly minded Brainfeeder after being picked up by Flying Lotus for Sam Baker’s Album and Rap Beats Vol. 1.
Samiyam’s records are predominantly instrumental, and he only works with a handful of rappers – this time he’s rounded up Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, Jeremiah Jae and Oliver the 2nd. Sam has form with Earl in particular, having produced ’20 Wave Caps’ from his 2013 album Doris, as well as last year’s standalone ‘Quest/Power’.
Animals Have Feelings is out March 4 on Stones Throw. Check out the tracklist below, and listen to ‘Dartgun’:
01 Taco Chase
06 Part 1
07 Lord of the Rings (feat. Jeremiah Jae & Oliver the 2nd)
08 Animals Have Feelings
10 Pier 4
13 Mr. Wonderful (feat. Action Bronson)
14 Not a Fluke
15 Smoke Break
16 Mirror (feat. Earl Sweatshirt)
17 One Day
18 Teebs Gets Angry
19 Turkish Vacation
Featured image: Theo Jemison