Premiere: Rag 'N' Bone Man - "Hell Yeah" (Feat Vince Staples)

Man of the moment Vince Staples spits some bars over Rag 'N' Bone Man's ash-ridden, soulful foundation.

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Oct 22 2014, 5:00pm

A few things about Rag 'N' Bone Man:

– He loves the blues and grew up listening to all the greats: "Muddy Waters, BB King, the lot."

– He'll tower over you in real life, standing somewhere above six feet tall.

– He has the words "funk" and "soul" tattooed across his knuckles.

On paper, dude sounds like a big friendly giant, traveling with harmonica in hand, funk pouring from his pores. In reality things are different; Rag 'N' Bone Man is still soulful, but he's working with a hip-hop edge. Collaborating with rap crew Rum Committee and prolific beatmaker Leaf Dog, he's about to take it one step further by hooking up with man of the moment, Vince Staples.

Vince put out his first official EP earlier this month, and it received accolades way beyond those of his similarly aged counterparts. "Hell Yeah" sits a little further away from his other material—mostly due to Rag 'N' Bone Man's ash-ridden hook and organ led instrumental—but it doesn't stray too far away, still featuring couplets that'll have you scratching your head, pressing rewind, and looking at your friend like "Dude said what?"

Download Rag 'N' Bone Man's free EP Wolves here.