California rap duo Pure Order (known individually as Nemesis and God’s Gift) are paying tribute to classic, soulful artists like J Dilla and De La Soul in their latest single “Affinity” featuring Bread of Kaliwild.
The track has the breeziness sound of alternative hip-hop acts with Afrofuturism references that’s reminiscent of Digable Planets. While the song is mostly dope,, it sometimes feels like Pure Order are trying to make the song sound like “hip-hop” rather than just letting it be hip-hop. But overall, it’s an enjoyable song for fans of that classic era.
“Affinity is a sort of love song to hip hop and our worldwide hip hop family,” said the duo on the track. “It describes how creative elements are drawn together through powerful attraction to produce a colorful display of beauteous power that lasts indefinitely, such as that of a nebula created by the collision of the elements of a star during implosion. The beauty and longevity of a nebula being compared to our beloved Hip Hop is welcomed as we commemorate 50 years of this powerful cultural movement. Affinity also describes how God’s Gift and Nemesis relate to each other artistically-as energies different in nature, bound in common values, [and] creatively powerful together. Along with featured comrade Bread of Kaliwild, we hope Affinity showcases the pleasure and ease of hip hop creativity when those who come together to create it do so in true love & respect for the culture and for each other.”
Check out the track here.