Seattle Rain and Bay Area Thunder: The 20 Best Songs Produced By Blue Sky Black Death


By Ben Niespodziany

Here is the rundown, the finest tracks from the eight year history of production duo Blue Sky Black Death: Seattle rain and Bay Area thunder. Pacific Northwest lightning. Members Young God and Kingston take their craft seriously, having traveled from boom-bap to soul sampling to cloud rap to shoegaze dripping in lean on the way to filling my hard drive with a day's worth of music.

BSBD's diversity makes them worthy of discussion in not only the hip-hop scene, but also in the wider music world, so, on the eight year anniversary of their debut album, we ranked the 20 best songs produced by Blue Sky Black Death, from Gunplay remixes to beats for Jean Grae and Gucci Mane to their own dreamy instrumental output.

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  • onasuss

    Nice list! I would have included Skull & Bones’ “Rebel Bitches,” but still a stellar selection.

  • dollarbillrussell

    I have no idea how Shoot You Dead isn’t on here.

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