Like Machines That Make Civilizations Fun, the album from which it is culled, Black Roses is free-flowing and forceful. On top of a down-and-dirty horn loop, Bigg Jus intensely spits lines with, "the audacity of a pitbull fucking a hippopotamus".
The single comes with two remixes, including the first studio collaboration between Jus and El-P since the work of their pioneering group Company Flow. Recorded in New York during 2011's record-breaking heatwave, the remix maintains the track's ferocity while turning Jus' imagery of "black roses on your casket" into a refrain.
Created in Los Angeles, on a beautiful 80 degree day, Thavius Beck's version tempers the frenzy of the original using ominous synth pads that could be from a horror movie soundtrack.
After being silent for too long, this single announces that Bigg Jus is back with an iconoclastic masterpiece of intelligent, abstract hip-hop.
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