Karriem Riggins has helped to craft some of your favorite artists’ beats over the years, including Common, Slum Village, Talib Kweli and The Roots, but “Summer Madness S.A.” sees him rocking it on the solo. The instrumental is refreshingly upbeat, exuding rays of sunshine and happiness, with even happier sounding vocals sprinkled throughout that make me want to go frolic in the remnants of summer and absorb some vitamin D.
Karriem will be dropping Together Alone via Stones Throw on October 23rd, a 34-track musical journey shaped by his experiences and influences throughout the years. And, if you find yourself in Brooklyn on October 25th, Questlove will be joining Karriem for his release party at Brooklyn Bowl. More details about event can be found here.