June 18th will mark TRES Records release date for ‘Let It Go' the debut album from Detroit native House Shoes. House Shoes released the now treasure-hunted Jay Dee 'Unreleased EP' and Phat Kat's classic 'Dedication To The Suckers' on his own imprint. He’s also produced for the late Big Proof (D12), J Dilla, Elzhi, and Danny Brown and DJ'ed for Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Mayer Hawthorne, Slum Village and many more.
'Let It Go', features two discs. The first is a full-length album boasting features by the 'heavyweights' and the 'hungry' alike; balanced between artists accustomed to hip-hop limelight, and those still chasing it. The project bats with a heavy-handed Motown roster. Detroit-bred collaborators include Big Tone, Moe Dirdee, Black Milk, Guilty Simpson and Danny Brown among others. Los Angeles (Oh No, MED, The Alchemist, Co$$), Norfolk (Nottz), St. Louis (Black Spade), New York (Roc Marciano), and Chicago (Chali 2na, of Jurassic 5) pinch-hit throughout the project. The second disc houses the instrumental versions. It showcases the claps, snares, kicks, and soul-filled samples that House Shoes plates for 'Let It Go’. Songs like 'Dirt' feat. Greneberg (Oh No, Alchemist, Roc Marciano) and 'Everything (Modern Family)' feat. Fatt Father are tough to picture on the same project if listened to separately. In the context of the album though, they feel blood related and well placed. Shoes blends the songs, instrumentals, and interludes into a sequence that sounds like they all belong to something bigger than their time stamp and signature. Individually, the songs are strong; soaked in that neck-snapping, gritty-drummed, trouble-water-soul sampled thing that makes hip-hop magnetic. Find out more about House Shoes in the video below.