When I first took a listen to Brooklyn’s Finest by The Stuyvesants, I was reminded by Pete Rock’s Petestrumentals album. Not to say they sounded similar, but with both albums you could get lost into just listening to the beats. I was surprised to find out that behind this project was Darien Victor Birks of Flwrpt. I’ve posted a bunch of his mixes and now he decided to use his beat digging expertise to make music. Collaborating with Algorythm (Skyzoo, Substantial), they formed The Stuyvesants, named after the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood both call home.
The project combines their knowledge of music and graphic design to complete a creative project they’ve been keeping under wraps until now. Although generic by title, Brooklyn’s Finest fulfills Flwrpt’s ongoing theme of Soul for the Hip-Hop ear while paying respect to the BK neighborhood that inspired it.
Download — The Stuyvesants – Brooklyn’s Finest