PUT THIS IN YOUR DEN for one of our favorite hip hop albums of 2023. Smooth and silky, jazzy and soulful, the musical beats on this one are just as strong as the lyrical prowess twisting around them. We'll carry whatever we can from either Pink Siifu or Ahwlee, and once you grab your copy, you'll understand why.
Available on 2 LP 180g on brown wax, limited to 1,000 or 180g summer bronze Fat Beats wax, limited to 300
Welcome to Leather Blvd. A Black utopia conceived by B. Cool-Aid—the duo of vocalist Pink Siifu and producer Ahwlee (pronounced “Ali”) — populated by an ensemble cast of characters and collaborators, including Ladybug Mecca (of Digable Planets), Big Rube, Fousheé, Mndsgn, Quelle Chris, Denmark Vassey, Liv.e and many more.
Picture Black co-op-owned beauty shops, barbershops, health food stores, weed spots, churches, mosques, nightclubs, bookstores, botanicas, bars, restaurants, street vendors, etc.—all of the signs of healthy community and commerce—on either side of a wide and impossibly long street. Now picture people of every size and shape and shade of brown hustling and bustling up and down the street, just living their lives. Imagine a fantastic version of Harlem’s 125th Street or Bed Stuy’s Fulton Street, or L.A.’s Leimert Park. There is such a place, even if it’s not technically real.
Call the Leather Mobile Hotline on +1-914-2WASSUP (+1-914-292-7787). Use the menu to explore the world of Leather Blvd., and sign up for B. Cool-Aid updates.