Producer: DJ Dahi
Album: good kid, m.A.A.d city
Label: Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath, Interscope
The worlds of hip-hop and indie rock have edged closer together in recent years as a result of the more diverse listening habits that Youtube affords fans and also thanks to producers' adventurous sampling habits. "Money Trees" from Kendrick Lamar's critically acclaimed major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city found DJ Dahi, who also produced Dom Kennedy's based, faded "My Type of Party," snatching a swatch of "Silver Soul" by Baltimore indie rock band Beach House and running it around backwards over bass, 808s, and cowbells.
The end result is a sad, weird, and vaguely Southern sounding track that might've found a home on one of those quirky latter day OutKast albums had the source material been available at the time. Dahi's beat fit the somber, reflective mode of the album hand in glove, and Kendrick and Jay Rock blacked out over it to the point where the jury's still out over who had the best verse.