Earl Sweatshirt’s Production Brings Out The Best In Tha God Fahim (Video)
Professional Rap and Hip-Hop artists once spent months and years preparing their projects. However, in this new epoch, many acts are dropping releases with a shocking frequency. Some respected artists are giving fans new material at a monthly or even weekly clip. Enter Tha God Fahim, a conduit in this shift for creative output. With the release of upwards of 70 albums in the last four years, this MC/producer has established himself as a force to be reckoned with.
“The Dump Gawd,” along with his partner-in-rhyme Mach-Hommy, were once part of the Griselda Records camp. However, a falling out with the bubbling label led to their split, as well as a couple of diss tracks going back and forth. In the wake of that change, the Atlanta, Georgia (by way of Ohio) native Fahim began flooding the market with a plethora of solo material. His latest offerings, Tha Myth Who Never Quit (with Nicholas Craven) and Dollars “N” Sense (with The Architect), both show Fahim’s range and may be some of his best work to date.
At the end of 2018, Tha God dropped Dump Truck 7, which included the single “Location: State Of Mind,” produced by Earl Sweatshirt. The acclaimed MC/producer from Los Angeles, California chops up a smooth sax sample for the beat and Fah’ laces it with an abundance of knowledge. Well, today sees the release of the official music video for the standout cut. The visuals are directed by TTL (Through The Lens) Productions and features TGF strolling through the Ocean City, Maryland boardwalk as he spits his inspirational lyrics.
“I see things clear with the eagle vision / So I can unlock the case of this mental prison / Free yourself, free your mind, free your family / Free the blind, free the kind that wanna jam me / They say practice makes perfect / Put in the time, and in the end, it’ll all be worth it,” he raps to the camera on the wet and cool night at the beach. One can hear the influence from MCs such as Cormega in this aesthetic.
Fahim and Earl worked together previously on a cut titled “Don’t Go Summer” off the first installment of the infamous Dump Gawd series in the summer of 2017. This joint also appeared on the fan-favorite collection Dump Goat. Earl has also produced a number of songs for Mach-Hommy.
#BonusBeat: Tha God Fahim, SmooVth, and Heem Stogied freestyling on DJ Eclipse’s Rap Is Outta Control in 2017: