The Bullitts (@TheBullitts) – They Die By Dawn Feat @JayElectronica, @MosDefOfficial & @LucyLiu [Music Video]
Featuring Erykah Badu, Michael K. Williams, Isaiah Washington, Jesse Williams & Rosario Dawson
Set to an Ennio Morricone inspired spaghetti western hook over massive beats and south of the border mariachi horns, the track is the future of hip-hop. The ultra stylish Video (Written & Produced by The Bullitts) is an Intense Wild West shoot ’em up drawn from The Bullitts epic film: “They Die By Dawn.”
The single premiered exclusively through ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE
features Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Jay Electronica and Lucy Liu.
“‘They Die By Dawn’ is the definitive sound of the Bullitts,” Jeymes tells Rolling Stone. “It’s the epitome of what I call ‘creating from the hip.'”
The Highly Anticipated CD: ‘They Die By Dawn & Other Short Stories’
Out Summer 2013
Collaborations are the lifeblood of modern hip-hop.
No one knows that better than Rap icon Jay-Z. Jigga Man does not choose his co-conspirators lightly. When the time came to create the genre bending music for Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby,” Jay-z selected The Bullitts (aka producer/musical renaissance man Jeymes Samuel) to be his right hand man. Serving as Executive Music Consultant, The Bullitts helped build a groundbreaking journey in music and film.
No surprise then that when the time came for The Bullitts to create the bangin’ new track “They Die By Dawn” he reached out to Yasiin Bey (aka the incredible Mos Def), longtime associate Jay Electronica and Lucy Liu. The result is nothing short of remarkable. The track blends an Ennio Morricone spaghetti western inspired hook with big beats and truly inspired rhymes to create a sound with an emotionally packed cinematic quality. “They Die By Dawn” is just the beginning of a revolution in sound from one of modern music’s most promising and creative minds. “They Die By Dawn” is available exclusively through ROLLING STONE.
“The Bullitts isn’t a band, it’s not an outfit, it’s just a moniker that I make music under. Because my brain thinks non-linearly with regards to sonics.”
– Jeymes Samuel
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