John Public – Keep Steppin’

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Here’s another leak from our NahMean mixtape with John Public that’s dropping sometime next week. Stay tuned.

This track was both incredible and a gigantic pain in the ass to make. I got the original sequence from Goodwill Beats and spent literally months refining the flow. When I finally got it recorded at Willow Street, the engineer (Dave Entwistle) layered some guitars and we jacked Hendrix’s riff from “Purple Haze” as the lead melody, thinking it was a wrap. Numerous spins later tho, it felt too busy, so we stripped out the lead melody bells (which also had the original bassline in it). I sent it with just the drums, vox and flutes to my homie Jordan Scannella, and he laid a new bassline, added some Rhodes and piano stabs. Then I hit up DJay Cas to sequence some new drums. This joint was inspired by the Sensationalist Journalism episode. I think the third verse is pretty awesome.

John Public – Keep Steppin’

[audio:http://usershare.net/?dlink=vqoe2bv4bkx4]

The project’s track list can be found after the jump.

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15 Responses to “John Public – Keep Steppin’”

  1. b-ease Says:

    i know some young wolves round the way that would confiscate that biscuit from shorty and take turns standing on his head

    ^^
    I dont know man, that little cracker kid didnt look like he was fucking around.

  2. Digital Scales Says:

    Daps B-ease

    What’s the point of linking songs on nah when niggas on here say joe88 is nice

    Knowing damn well that gangster song is trash

  3. Ghost Writer Says:

    Speaking of…who’s down with this nah mixtape? I’m putting together a instrumental cd and I wanna know who to send it to…

  4. D_Block_4_Life Says:

    What’s the point of linking songs on nah when niggas on here say joe88 is nice

    Knowing damn well that gangster song is trash
    ^
    Shots fired @ D_Block_4_Life

  5. Ghost Writer Says:

    I told Joe my honest thoughts on that Gangster song…

  6. Mr. Amber Lamps Says:

    4 post in and there are shots fired and ether brewing…..
    Must be Friday.
    *daps nigs and niggalike*

  7. Ghost Writer Says:

    Stream ain’t working for me

  8. Chief Ali AKA The One Who Stay Building Says:

    I dont know man, that little cracker kid didnt look like he was fucking around.

    ———-

    under the right circumstances, he’d break, and easily at that…he does get early age hardbody [n] points though

    ——————————————-

    What’s the point of linking songs on nah when niggas on here say joe88 is nice

    Knowing damn well that gangster song is trash

    ———

    where’s the joe88 diss track already

  9. Fresh Huxtable Says:

    I think Nah might be the best focus group for a rapper to have listen to his music

  10. Dewill Says:

    What’s this Gangsta song in which u speak of??

  11. KzA aka Roberto Commente Says:

    *goes back in time to check whats been going on*

    *vanishes to 4 posts back*

  12. b-ease Says:

    Good shit Dro. *daps*

  13. Mr. Amber Lamps Says:

    @Ghost
    thecollinb@gmail.com
    Send that puppy my way once you’ve put it together.
    Also, I have a dj that can blend the mixtape together. He doesn’t do vocal drops though.

  14. Ghost Writer Says:

    Dewill Says:

    February 26th, 2010 at 11:14 am
    What’s this Gangsta song in which u speak of??

    ^
    Nate posted it a few weeks ago…type in BroadwayJoe

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