Not sure how this one flew over our heads when it dropped, but Airplane James latest song & video ‘5 FT’ feat. Jay Worthy is as West Coast as it gets, so we had to show some love on SLAP. The two LA-based artists mesh well together, staying true to their roots and bringing to light the elements of LA hip hop that make it so timeless.
High-pitched synths and a bass line that instantly brings the G-Funk era to mind add up to be the perfect backdrop for both artists, with Airplane James leading the way with a catchy hook that is smooth to the point of feeling almost nonchalant.
AdrianJPhoto & Sham1016 of PlusFiveLA do an awesome job of capturing the artists as well as the environment they dwell in. You could watch this video on mute and still have an idea of what the song is like based on the optics alone. Airplane James and James Worthy are standouts in LA’s class of new talent, with a clear dedication to preserving real West Coast rap, and those old-school vibes are even more pronounced when they link up.