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House Shoes: Let It Go

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June 19th, 2012 will mark the TRES Records release date for Let It Go - the debut LP from Detroit native House Shoes.

It feels wrong, though, to call this a 'debut' record because it doesn't sound like a first-try. Official debut, or not, House Shoes is not new. He released the now treasure-hunted Jay Dee Unreleased EP (1996), and Phat Kat's classic Dedication to the Suckers (1999) on his own imprint. He's produced for the late Big Proof (D12), J Dilla, Elzhi, and Danny Brown. He's DJ'ed for Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Mayer Hawthorne, Slum Village, and too many more to list.

Technically, however, this is his debut LP. One that hip-hop 'know-somethings' have been asking for (for years). One he's probably been holding on to for a while. One he's finally letting go.

Let It Go, features two discs. The first is a full-length album boasting features by the 'heavyweights' and the 'hungry' alike; balanced between artists accustomed to hip-hop limelight, and those still chasing it.

The project bats with a heavy-handed Motown roster. Detroit-bred collaborators include Big Tone, Moe Dirdee, Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, and Danny Brown, among others. Los Angeles (Oh No, MED, The Alchemist, Co$$), Norfolk (Nottz), St. Louis (Black Spade), New York (Roc Marciano), and Chicago (Chali 2na, of Jurassic 5) pinch-hit throughout the project.

The second disc houses the instrumental versions from the record. It showcases the claps, snares, kicks, and soul-filled samples that House Shoes plates for Let It Go (and that might be overlooked next to the features, otherwise).

Songs like 'Dirt feat. Greneberg' (Oh No, Alchemist, Roc Marciano) and 'Everything (Modern Family) feat. Fatt Father' are tough to picture on the same project if listened to separately. In the context of Let It Go, however, they feel blood related and well placed.

Shoes delivers an album that sound like an album (and not a mixtape) - no small feat in the topography of today's music. He blends the songs, instrumentals, and interludes into a sequence that sounds like they all belong to something bigger than their time stamp and signature. Individually, the songs are strong; soaked in that neck-snapping, gritty-drummed, trouble-water-soulsampled thing that makes hip hop magnetic. To dissect the album into its parts would miss the point, though.

The triumph of Let It Go is the full hour of music, not any fraction of the 60-some-minute run time.

Track Listing

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1. Let It Go
featuring Shafiq Husayn (of Sa-Ra Creative Partners)
Producers: House Shoes
Year: 2012
 
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2. Empire/ Get Down
Producers: House Shoes
Year: 2012
instrumental 
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3. Goodfellas To Bad Boys/ Dank Interlude
featuring Moe Dirdee
Producers: House Shoes
Year: 2012
 
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4. Dirt/ Jeedo Interlude
featuring Greneberg (Oh No + Alchemist + Roc Marciano)
Producers: House Shoes
Year: 2012
 
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5. Time/ Hex Interlude
featuring Big Tone
Producers: House Shoes
Year: 2012
 
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6. Crazy/ Bahbahbahbah
featuring Black Milk; Guilty Simpson
Producers: House Shoes
Year: 2012
 
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7. Last Breath/ Mayer & Shoes
featuring Nottz; Oh No; MED (aka Medaphoar)
Producers: House Shoes
Year: 2012
 
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8. Keep On/ Helluva
featuring Co$$ (aka Cashus King)
Producers: House Shoes
Year: 2012
 
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9. Sweet/ Quelle Interlude
featuring Danny Brown
Producers: House Shoes
Year: 2012
 
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10. So Different/ Moody Interlude
featuring Chali 2na (of Jurassic 5)
Producers: House Shoes
Year: 2012
 
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11. Everything (Modern Family)/ Without You
featuring Fatt Father
Producers: House Shoes
Year: 2012
 
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12. Sunrise/ Love
featuring Black Spade
Producers: House Shoes
Year: 2012
 
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13. Trouble/ Royce Interlude
featuring Moe Dirdee; MarvWon
Producers: House Shoes
Year: 2012
 
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14. Nails/ Broken
featuring Quelle Chris; Guilty Simpson
Producers: House Shoes
Year: 2012
 
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15. Castles (The Sky Is Ours)/ My Brother
featuring Jimetta Rose
Producers: House Shoes
Year: 2012
 
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16. Cry Now/ Gone
Producers: House Shoes
Year: 2012
 
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17. Roller Coaster
featuring SelfSays; Fat Albert Einstein
Producers: House Shoes
Year: 2012
 
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18. Empire Reprise (Bonus)
featuring Sam Beaubien (of Will Sessions)
Producers: House Shoes
Year: 2012
 
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Total Comments: 15
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/1/2014 5:46:00 PM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
Location: az/ hell
Comment: tight shit , I like it , beats on point , lyrics straight!! Nothing to complain about!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/1/2013 4:48:00 PM; Partial IP: 23.118.178)
Location: Michigan
Comment: Love the album, thinking of copping it on vinyl. The above description is WRONG tho. The 2nd disc is NOT the instrumental record. You can get the instrumentals separately, another 2LP, but not by purchasing this alone. Thought I'd point that out.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/19/2012 10:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 49.186.192)
Location: edm, canada
Comment: house shoes, detroit hip hop, nothing more nothing less! big up shoes
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/22/2012 3:02:00 PM; Partial IP: 19.150.123)
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Comment: album is amazing and production is helluva tight, big up! Cool 2 have the instrumentals also.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/20/2012 10:35:00 AM; Partial IP: 234.81.220)
Location: Northeast
Comment: This is okay
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/19/2012 1:28:00 PM; Partial IP: 18.195.192)
Location: Los Angeles
Comment: Nice collection of MCs. Shout to Shoes for puttin it together.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/19/2012 10:53:00 AM; Partial IP: 12.233.250)
Location: St.Petes, Fl
Comment: Its not bad, but arrrgh....its not good either. Most of the beats sound like he don't know what he's doing, or their really basic. Boom, Bap and sample. Done!
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 6/14/2012 8:54:00 AM; Partial IP: 0.250.68.2)
Location: Joko
Comment: damm I miss these classic beats of 90s with great flow mc´s.......... what hapen with this hip hop boring
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/12/2012 7:59:00 PM; Partial IP: .8.206.246)
Location: heLL
Comment: That Ol Detroit shit.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 6/12/2012 7:46:00 PM; Partial IP: 151.79.229)
Location: PE (South Africa)
Comment: where is the Syllable scientist Elzhi that is?
Name: (Posted: 6/6/2012 3:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 20.177.151)
Location: DC
Comment: No Elzhi, Finale, or Invicible?? hmmm House Shoes is still a beast so its a must check, but he should have the best of the best from the D on there.
Name: (Posted: 6/3/2012 11:21:00 AM; Partial IP: .69.119.40)
Location: marseille france
Comment: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa time time is a pure dope damn it detroit
Name: (Posted: 6/1/2012 9:09:00 PM; Partial IP: 227.227.38)
Location: phx az
Comment: sounds alright I expected more for the so called Legendary dj houseshoes
Name: (Posted: 5/19/2012 11:30:00 AM; Partial IP: .76.97.221)
Location: New England, USA
Comment: Instrumental madness! gonna pick this up on instrumentals alone.
Name: (Posted: 5/6/2012 10:45:00 AM; Partial IP: .99.89.182)
Location: Newcastle UK
Comment: Looking forward to this one. Been trying trying to peep some House Shoes shit for a minute.
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