From one of the most anticipated albums in recent history, dynamic duo Danger Mouse & Black Thought share the summer jam “Because (feat. Joey Bada$$, Russ, and Dylan Cartlidge),” the second track to be released from their collaborative debut album, Cheat Codes. Packed with irresistible cyphers, “Because” is yet another prime example of the unmistakable chemistry between Danger Mouse and Black Thought, following the highly lauded release of debut single “No Gold Teeth.”
An early contender for song of the summer, “Because” cuts deeper still with hypnotic, dextrous lines courtesy of Joey Bada$$ and Russ, while Danger Mouse’s signature retro-infused beats provide a slinky slow-burning foundation perfectly complemented and completed by Black Thought’s urgent politically charged flow, and — no, that’s not a sample — an undeniable vocal hook by Dylan Cartlidge.
Joey Bada$$ said, “I’ve always been a big fan of Black Thought and Danger Mouse. I think Black Thought is one of the greatest rappers ever, so when they asked me to get on this record, it was a no-brainer, plus the record is fire! I still remember the first time I heard ‘You Got Me’ the video was shot on my great-grandmother’s block and I was actually there that day when I was a child. It changed the way I looked at music. I’m very honored to be a part of this track. We’re making history!”
While Russ added, “Being able to collaborate with one of the greatest lyricists of all time is an honor and to do it in unison with Danger Mouse is something I’m just really proud to be a part of.”
Cheat Codes, the collaborative debut from Danger Mouse and Black Thought, is out August 12.