Patta in partnership with Dutch music label Top Notch proudly present the ’Rap N Glorie’ collaboration project with Dutch rapper Kempi and American producer Alchemist.
Raised in the disadvantaged part of Eindhoven, Kempi turned to music as an outlet for his street-life experiences, building a consistent discography comprised of various mixtapes, EPs and full length albums. Artist and producer Alchemist rose to prominence in the late 90s and never looked back. As one of Hip-Hop’s leading producers, Alchemist has worked with a wide range of music artists, as well as released critically acclaimed projects of his own.
As friends and fans of both artists, Patta explored a potential collaboration between the pair, connecting Dutch language vocals with American beats to create an international sound. In the spring of 2015, Kempi and Alchemist linked up in a recording studio for a week to create the music that formed the 4-track ’Rap N Glorie’ EP.
To release this project, Patta designed two special football jerseys in two colors. Both of the jerseys feature a checkerboard base in white/red/navy and black/grey, while the front is further adorned with a Patta Crest patch on the chest, accompanied with embroidered cross and 5-star details, and Patta branding throughout. The back is emblazoned with Kempi’s and Alchemist’s names and number 16 signifying the year of release. The ’Rap N Glorie’ 12” vinyl EP contains 4 original tracks b/w the respective instrumental versions. The 12” vinyl EP will not be sold separately, and only comes with purchase of a limited edition jersey while supplies last.
The ’Rap N Glorie’ project is scheduled to release in store and online on Saturday, April 2 and will only be available at Patta. An official release party will take place on the same evening at BBQ in Bitterzoet, Amsterdam.
photography: Vincent van de Waal
Model: Tirino Yspol