MC Eiht & Brady Watt Make A Westside Connection On A New Version Of m.A.A.d. City
Brady Watt is one of the most respected bass players in Hip-Hop. In addition to his role in DJ Premier’s Badder Band, the New Hampshire native has played on albums by Joey Bada$$, Curren$y & Ski Beatz, Statik Selektah, as well as Styles P & Talib Kweli’s collaborative effort. Apart from playing bass and producing, Brady makes solo music. His 2015 Lifetronics album involved Kwe’, Statik, Smoke DZA, Melanie Fiona and others.
Part of Preemo’s To The Top family, Brady was recently kickin’ it with MC Eiht. In 2017, DJ Premier executive produced (and supplied plenty of heat for) Which Way Iz West. That long-awaited LP from the Compton’s Most Wanted front-man was a welcomed treat for the fans.
However, MC Eiht’s most significant moment of this past decade belongs to an incredible feature on Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city. On the second of two title tracks, the veteran rapper/actor delivered one of the hardest verses of his career. In doing so, Eiht showed millions what many of his faithful fans have known for 30 years: he’s a straight up menace on the microphone.
In a special video for Watt’s “Bass & Bars” series, Brady slaps the strings on his bass, while Eiht goes back to one of his career-defining moments, and pre-DAMN., was one of K-Dot’s most-streamed songs. The Compton O.G. kicks his verse to the camera with a hoodie up, while Watt gets busy with the axe.
#BonusBeat: To show some range, this is Brady Watt’s 2018 song “Black & White,” featuring Topaz Jones and Ro James: