VIBE Premiere: Radiation City And G_Force ‘Food’ Remix Feat. Juicy J, Blimp, Calvin Valentine


| June 12, 2013 - 6:30 pm

“Rad city and G_Force met on a basketball court. Their relationship began as rivals but evolved into a fruitful collaboration between like minds. After the band finished their sophomore record, Animals in the Median, G_Force expressed interest in remixing one of the songs, which snowballed into remixing the entire album, aptly titling it A Different Animal. You’ll hear songs that use Radiation City hooks in their entirety, and others that distort the original samples until they’re almost unrecognizable and setting them to a backdrop of pounding 808s. The goal here was to not only make a project together that would pay homage to the Portland hip-hop and indie scenes in equal measure (and hopefully create a healthy crossover), but to push the boundaries of both Radiation City’s and G_Force’s own respective musical approaches. The collaborating emcees who got on board with the project came from all corners of the US hip hop scene, from Juicy J, to Portland’s own (and G_Force’s group) TxE. Other notables include Sandpeople’s Sapient, Chicago’s trumpeteering R&B dark horse Sam Trump, and underground hip hop heavy weights, Strong Arm Steady. “