It's not often you see three Bay Area legends on the same track, all hailing from the East Bay and representing three prosperous eras of Northern California-based hip hop. It takes a talented producer to assemble such a lineup, and veteran beatmaker Nick Andre proves as much on his new single "Life Is Awesome."
"Life Is Awesome" features The BasedGod himself, Lil B, and Oakland OGs Zion I and Casual (of Hieroglyphics). All three emcees match Andre's chilled-out beat with equally smooth bars. Each seamlessly glides over the dusty boombap drums as if they're posted by Lake Merritt on a sunny day, grilling some burgers as the light hits the water like a diamond ring. Everything about this record meshes perfectly and it provides a timely dose of optimism amid the pandemic.
Nick Andre, hailing from San Francisco, has worked with an impressive array of Bay Area hip hop royalty, including Gift of Gab, Living Legends, and Lateef the Truth Speaker. Check out his other blaps to soundtrack your day with more awesomeness.