- Dec. 21, 2021
-- Christmas Eve, Fee the Evolutionist will be blessing us with yet another musical gift. Fresh off the heels of releasing the critically acclaimed "Beast over Beats," a down-the-line single featuring a ton of New England-based talent Fee brings us the release "Back in the Dayz," featuring Professor Lyrical as well as soul songstress Ruby Shabazz. Lyrical and Ruby are both members of Fee's own legendary Lowell-based rap group X-Cal, which released several underground classic records in the late 1990s ("Butta Messenga," "Brand Name Women," "Don't Make it Hard," etc.) produced by Syntax and released on its own imprint, Fat Sam Records.
"Back in the Dayz" is produced by platinum producer Ski Beatz and serves as a tribute, the track commemorates a celebration of the 25th anniversary of arguably the greatest album in hip hop history—Reasonable Doubt by Jay-Z. Reasonable Doubt contains four songs produced by Ski, whom at the time was also producing Fee and Lord Plourde of X-Caliber (as well as Camp Lo and many others affiliated with Ski's Roc-A-Blok brand). The recordings took place at both his Uptown home studio and at legendary D&D Studios. Under Ski's tutelage and mentorship, X-Cal (Fee, Lord Plourde, Ruby Shabazz, and Syntax) would develop its own Ski-inspired sound that also permeated across Roc-A-Blok affiliated artists. Their unique sound would land the X-Cal crew multiple songs on playlists and charts across the country and cementing them as a fixture of Massachusetts Hip Hop history and folklore. Fee, Lyrical, and Ruby have collaborated since X-Caliber, however, this record marks the first time in over twenty years that the three principal members of X-Cal have united to record and publish their own major single release. Enjoy and spread the gift of "Back in the Dayz" now!https://linktr.ee/feetheevolutionist