It's collabo season as Dirty Science, All natural Inc. hip-hop alum ADaD team up with Chi-town production group Tensei for their debut project titled "Danger Us." The six-track project may be short, but it's chock-full of profound subject matter and of course hard-pounding instrumentation. Right at the center of the project is Adad, whose commanding vocals and vivid lyrics bring the listener closer to the helm of affairs, and evoke familiar emotions for anyone who loves brilliantly crafted lyrics and gritty/soulful instrumentals. Mostly producing using live instrumentation, Tensei enlists the skills of some elite Chicago natives, such as Makaya McCraven (International Anthem), Greg Spero (Halsey), Yaw Ageyman, Kiara Lanier (American Idol), and Wes Restless. The organic swing of the drums, the full string sections, live piano, and vocal assists all lay the foundation for an MC who knows how to command a composition.
The six-song EP is a super fresh example of contemporary hip-hop, and shows the uncanny chemistry between the trio of ADaD and Tensei (made up of Simple X and Midas Wells). This project comes after ADad's hiatus away from making music, and sets a high bar and an intention for quality output as ADaD plans to make 2018 his most productive year to date. Simple X and Midas Wells, both born and raised in the City of Wind, are a multi-instrumentalist production group who infuse hip-hop-based beats with electronic music, jazz, and soul.