Uptown Greg and Birthday should be familiar names if you’re embedded in the cloud rap sub-genre, especially if you’re constantly downloading whatever release you can from the Green Ova crew. But if not, that’s perfectly fine, too, because their joint producer collaboration, The Green Album, is a well-crafted introduction to their sound. There’s an ethereal quality that abounds here and the 808s are abundant, though it’s not all slowed down, moody instrumentals. Perhaps it’s the fact that they chose to solely sample Japanese music that makes this release so refreshing, but The Green Album is one of the finest cloud rap projects to drop in a minute.
Download: Uptown Greg & Birthday – The Green Album [Bandcamp]