Featured Beat Tape: William Crooks – If I Don’t Live Forever.
William Crooks is quite the versatile producer. From wonky trap beats to downtempo future bass, no electronic genre is safe from Willy. His latest beat tape “If I Don’t Live Forever,” the follow-up to last year’s “I’ll See U When I Get There,” showcases William Crooks’ skill on the beat-making side of his diverse discography.
Chopping up samples from artists like Shigeo Sekito, and even using vocals from the likes of Anderson .Paak and Frank Ocean, Crooks’ production over the course of the 25-minute-long project is incredibly clean.
With punchy drums and catchy melodies that you can’t help but bob your head to, this tape stands out from other lo-fi and boom bap songs you may find in your SoundCloud feed. From song to song, there’s a consistent tone that follows through; each transition is incredibly smooth, helping the beat tape feel like one full journey rather than a bunch of separate ideas.
Whether you need some music on in the background while studying or you just want to test the limits of your car’s stereo system while driving around, William Crooks has you covered with “If I Don’t Live Forever.”
You can buy the beat tape in full either digitally or on a limited-edition cassette tape via BandCamp.
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