L’Orange and Namir Blade Announce New Album “Imaginary Everything,” Share Video for First Single
The rapper and producer come together for “Corner Store Scandal,” arriving ahead of their collaborative LP out May 7 on Mello Music Group.
Less than two weeks ago, Mello Music Group got us excited with the news of a forthcoming album sampler of sorts which matches their broad roster of rappers and producers together on a lengthy track list of original compositions. Two of the artists involved in this project, producer L’Orange and emcee Namir Blade, are sharing today that they also have a full LP of collaborations ready for public consumption: Imaginary Everything will be out May 7 on MMG, and will feature guest spots from labelmates such as Quelle Chris and Marlow, as well as artists outside their sphere like Fly Anakin.
Today we’re also getting a sample of the album in the form of “Corner Store Scandal” and its amusing video. The track blends a dusty beat with warped guitar under Namir’s playful flow, while its video is chock full of police encounters, streetball tricks, and reckless consumption of Arizona Ice Tea—both the song and video displaying the “extravagantly zany imagination” of Blade, as the video’s director Joel Davis explains. “I wrote this song after making an exuberant purchase at a corner store,” Namir shares. “Sometimes you just have to allow the mundane to be extravagant”
“This song sets the tone for an album that’s unlike anything I’ve done before.,” L’Orange adds. “It’s an honor to work with Namir and to expand my musical comfort zone.”
Watch the video below, and pre-order the album here.