The Staten Island trio The Higher Concept have managed to transform the already dope “I Need A Dollar” by Aloe Blacc into a banger of a Hip-Hop record. So many times when rappers spit over tracks that can stand on their own greatness, it actually detracts from the overall song. Instead, THC allow Blacc’s soulful voice to dominate the hook, while they handle the verses. It’s a great blend.
The video is also well-directed in its minimalism. I’ve definitely got my eye out for The Higher Concept in the future.