The Song: The Hieroglyphics crew has long been heralded as one of the most consistent, talented crews in hip-hop, and while the credit in nearly all rap crews goes to the rappers, each crew has its own unsung hero's operating outside of the public eye. For Hiero, that behind-the-scenes operator is producer/DJ DJ Touré, who is now stepping firmly into the limelight with the release of his own album, Touré's Theory: Session One. The album will be released July 17th, as a joint venture between Clear Label Records and Touré's own 101% Music. To celebrate the album announcement, Touré is excited to release the album's lead single, "She Like It," a track that features B-Legit and D-Lo. The song, co-produced by Grammy-winning producer Bobby Ozuna, has a classic West Coast bounce as Touré layers horn and guitar chops, a soulful concoction that manages to serve as a perfect match both for B-Legit's smooth baritone and D-Lo's frenetic, off-kilter flow. Touré made this track with a specific goal in mind: bringing together the old and new guards of Bay Area hip-hop. "My inspiration for this song was to bring different styles and generations of hip-hop together on one track," explains Touré. "B Legit and D Lo had never been on a record together, even though we're all from the Bay and know each other."
Download "She Like It" ft. B-Legit & D-Lo here: