Speaking of Erykah Badu: R.C. Williams, who spends most of his days on the road, touring either as Badu's band director or as a member of Snoop Dogg's live backing band, returned to town and to his regular duties as the host of the hip-hop/funk jam session that takes place at the Prophet Bar on each Wednesday night.
Hud was there for a specific reason on this night, though: He and The Gritz were celebrating the release of their new collaborative single, "Summer Boo," which they performed together live for the first time on this night. It's a smooth, R&B track -- pretty great, too, which isn't altogether surprising since it was co-produced by Williams and regular Badu producer Jah Born. The song's part of a new album from Williams slated to come out, he says, later this fall.
Better yet, the band's been kind enough to let DC9 pass the track along to our readers as a free download. Grab it after the jump -- along with a few other new, noteworthy tracks from the likes of Damaged Good$, Bethan (the new project from Jessi James, formerly of Novaak) and Parquet Courts (the latest project from the minds behind Teenage Cool Kids and Fergus & Geronimo).
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