GZA Explores the Depths of the Universe on Experimental New Track (Audio)

As of late, Converse has been exploring music in exciting ways, orchestrating events and producing projects featuring the likes of Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Big K.R.I.T., Joey Badass, and other young artists. Part of their foray into music is a series of extended plays, which they’ve dubbed the Cons EP series. Now in its third installment, the series has thus far featured Hip-Hop from Flatbush Zombies, Black Milk, Vince Staples, and most recently, GZA.

The Wu-Tang Clan’s resident genius shares a track with Sweet Valley, an electronic duo signed to Fool’s Gold Records. On “Planetary Energy,” the two forces collide in what can only be described as cosmic slop – but in the best possible way. The dark, menacing production is a perfect match for GZA’s brooding vocals and combined, the two sounds are reminiscent of the concepts in Afro-futurism popularized by Sun Ra. “A million light years away, the thermometer, much different like our neighbor, the Andromeda/Hydrogen gas cooled down and started forming clusters of stars that we began swarmin'” is a lyric indicative of the track’s intergalactic strangeness. Give it a listen.

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