Harlem producer V Don has taken his talent as a producer and his long established relationships and executed his musical vision through his debut album "The Optiate", released back in 2016. This record is made of a series of collaborations with some of rap’s top young artists in the game today including Dave East, A$SAP ANT, A$AP Nast, Trae The Truth, Smoke DZA, Westside Gunn, Conway and many more. “You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us…” as told by the incomparable Maya Angelou. Harlem has had one of the most prolific influences on music since the Harlem Renaissance and its reach extends today with artists like V Don grinding to leave their marks in history.
We are finally bringing this modern classic on vinyl as a limited edition of 500 hand-numbered copies, with the first 200 pressed on blue vinyl with black splatter, and the remaining 300 on black vinyl.
2. Ignorance (feat. A$AP Nast, Aston Matthews)
3. Connect (feat. Al-Doe, Neek Bucks, Doley Bernays)
4. Cake (feat. Dave East)
5. Get Lifted (feat. A$AP Ant, Trae Tha Truth)
6. Aquarium (feat. Crystal Caines)
7. Product of The Block (feat. Retch)
8. Shrimp & Broccoli
9. The Message (feat. Dark Lo)
11. Inception (feat. D-Polo)
12. Collection (feat. Smoke DZA, Crystal Caines)
13. Stand Tall (feat. Willie The KId, Lil Eto, Westside Gunn, Conway)
Includes all instrumentals.
Vinyl previews are digital mock-ups, final product may differ from this preview.