The Black Thought and Danger Mouse collaborative album, Cheat Codes, will feature MF DOOM, Raekwon, Conway the Machine and more when it drops this Friday.
On August 12, Danger Mouse is releasing the first hip-hop album he’s produced since 2005’s Danger-DOOM effort, THE MOUSE & THE MASK. His latest effort, Cheat Codes, will be a collaboration album with Black Thought, and if the singles we’ve already been treated to — like today’s A$AP Rocky and Run The Jewels-assisted “Strangers” — are a sign of what’s to come, expect Danger-Thought to extend the summer’s lingering heat wave.
“Strangers” kicks the eardrums with a grimy, reverberating beat that settles somewhere between the gritty underground sound of the Danger Mouse-produced sophomore Gorillaz record Demon Days, and the high-speed dystopia of Run the Jewels in the era of RTJ 3.
“I’m super hot and beyond your range / It’s kinda strange how the change in climate / Ain’t because of climate change,” Black Thought spits in the first verse, striking an on-brand balance of socially-conscious and boldly-braggadocious that runs the length of the track’s four verses.