Both Pink Siifu and Fly Anakin have released significant material in 2020, but they’re not done yet. The two rappers have revealed they’ll be releasing an album called Fly Siifu’s on November 13 through Lex Records, boasting production from Madlib, Jay Versace, Budgie, Animoss and more. The record is also a semi-concept album about the two owning a fictional record store called Fly Siifu’s.
The first song shared from it is “Richard Pryor”, which finds the partnership spitting over production from Playa Haze. The beat is laid-back and atmospheric, combining mellow strings with a disembodied and soulful voice to create an atmosphere like smoke slowly drifting through a sunlit room. It immediately sets the plate for the pair’s loquacious flows to unroll. Siifu is up first, his calm but purposeful voice making a nice foil for the idyllic setting, as he pays tribute to his homies. Anakin’s voice seems a more natural fit for the blissful production, but he doesn’t rest on his laurels, instead winding up and letting it all go in a delicious gust.
Watch the video for “Richard Pryor” below, directed by Nelson Nance. The clip utilises some conversation between the two rappers rather than the snippets of the titular comedian that are in the studio version, and it’s nice to see their chemistry.
Pink Siifu and Fly Anakin’s album Fly Siifu’s is out November 13 via Lex.