PREMIERE: Pre98Aaron “Odyssey” ft. El Camino & Grill Billyenz Is a Hustler’s Lament
Pre98Aaron's haunting "Odyssey" release features Griselda Records rookie El Camino and Grill Billyenz.
It’s fitting that we’re premiering Pre98Aaron’s first vinyl release today.
This morning (November 13), Daupe Media released their biggest project yet — the 12-inch single from Westside Gunn and DOOM’s WESTSIDEDOOM collaboration.
What does that have to do with this dude Aaron, you ask. Well, on Instagram last week he shared a story about how he came to produce “Odyssey,” with the Daupe drop being the catalyst.
According to Pre98Aaron, a year ago, he’d been eagerly trying to cop a coveted Griselda record, but failed to secure one before they sold out. It made him think that perhaps he should just release his own 7-inch.
A burgeoning hip-hop instrumentalist, Pre98Aaron has dropped three beat tapes already this year, but his work is taken to a new level when paired with talented lyricists like Griselda Records rookie El Camino, who just dropped a self-titled EP on Saturday, and Aaron’s homie Grill Billyenz.
“Odyssey” finds Camino and Billyenz spitting hustler laments over a plaintive guitar lick. We hope you got a copy of WESTSIDEDOOM, but you should also grab this 7-inch, because it’s the start of something brand new and hauntingly beautiful.