Somehow, someway, Cool Is In Session is the fourth tape Fiend’s managed to put out this year. The amount of music he’s created in 2011 is pretty impressive but that means nothing if the music isn’t quality. Luckily, Fiend, International Jones consistently delivers soulful, musical, smoke-laced tracks. “The Amazing Race,” the joint sent out into the world to build anticipation for this project, couldn’t be more different in tempo or intensity than most of Fiend’s stuff. He races his way through that track, riding the beat, voice rising and falling with the music. But, still even with some fire in his stomach, the track’s smooth as silk, a haze-scented cut. Expect that out of the rest of Cool Is In Session.
Smoke DZA and Cornerboy P are along for the ride as well. Enjoy the Jet Life living, folks.
Bonus: Spitta didn’t appear on this one but he and Fiend did link up for a little party over the Weekend At Burnie’s. Here’s how the recording process went down.