This song is not new. It’s from 2002, but it’s still fucking brilliant. And I wanted to share it again, because it came up on shuffle on my iPod today and reminded me of how awesome it is. RJD2 is one of the best hip hop producers ever. Sincerely, ever. His debut album, released on Def Jux, is titled Deadringer, and I really can’t recommend it enough. And his 2002 collaboration with Copywrite remains one of my all-time hip hop highlights. Entitled “June,” this track is a sprawling, six-minute manifesto that features plaintively honest lyrics from Copywrite and one of my favorite instrumentals ever. (Did I mention ever?!) Either way, give it a listen.