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Shorty Fresco

Shorty Fresco

Released February 2019

Shorty Fresco started as a series of relaxed summertime jams between Kung Foo Grip’s Greg Cypher and soul vocalist Jamel Moxey, both of them singing and rapping over beats from producer Grimeshine. Respect My Region says the result sounds like “a couple of homies spitting hot bars over a dope beat,” while The Stranger describes it as “an interesting mix of swirling, heavily indica beats on which Cypher and Moxey deftly dance around each other.” Either way, save this for those days when you wish you could hang on a lawn under blue skies that go on for days.