AC & Dell – Right Now Album (AC Slater recent project)

AC Slater? If the first image that popped in your braincase was the rico-suave character Mario Lopez played in Saved by the Bell, think again.  Trade in muscles and gel’d hair for the mic at an undergound NYC party. Philly native Aaron Clevenger (aka AC Slater) comes from a background filled with 90’s hip-hop and old school rave music, blending the two and his own musical taste together to create head bobbin tracks.  This is why we weren’t surprised to see him team up with former Thunderkatz frontman rapper Dell Harris to produce their album “Right Now”.  Released by New York clothing/culture company МИШКА | Mishka and according to them, the album “invites the listener into their world of late night underground parties, girl troubles, and jet setter antics.”  Look out for this duo, already getting play in a set by Toddla T on his BBC Radio 1 show, and looking to release more tracks together.  While in our opinion the album is a little unpolished, that seems to be part of the style and part of the draw.
Her’es the title track getting exposure, and potentially prompting the collaboration that turned into a full album of the same name.  Definitely a bit loose, but catchy, and you get the feel for Dell’s playfulness on the mic.
AC brought in Telli from Ninjasonik, who we’ve posted on before.  You can hear the electronic influence with the wobbly melody in the background.
Garden State might be my favorite track on the album.  Reminds me a bit of Common with the beautiful keyboard work bringing in the track, that drops smoothly into a lyrical coaster.  Chorus could use a bit of work though, “just being honest mang.”
Drop the Lime featured on this track, check the chorus diligence.
Snag the entire album here.
AC Slater just released this mixtape a few days ago, and it’s super sauced.  You’ll enjoy the variety of sounds he toys with.  Don’t worry, this will be up in the Sound Lounge in a few.
**Want to shout out a special thanks to our newest contributer for the collaboration.

Mr.Y | jaybay

Posted on January 28, 2011 in Hip/Hop, Music, Rap

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  1. Anonymous
    January 28, 2011 at 3:13 pm · Reply

    dont know how i feel about this

  2. Anonymous
    February 2, 2011 at 10:13 pm · Reply

    I disagree with this review completely…the album is by no means “unpolished” it’s just raw. And sometimes real and raw music can be interpreted as “unpolished” to ears that have never heard such a thing. These lyrics could not be more genuine and this review gives absolutely no credit to that.

  3. Anonymous
    April 26, 2011 at 1:49 pm · Reply

    Good beats and good flows. A must download in my book.

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