Cav Johnson & The Kid Flames, the dynamic producer/emcee tandem from Buffalo, NY and Dallas, TX, respectively, return from the run on their breakout EP Kindred Spirits and the Slept On Summer compilation’s burner “Cold Chillin” pulling back up with the new single, “Chess Not Checkers”.

The Kid, leaning on the sound design from industry stalwarts Soul Surplus, constructs a canvas of dark chants and lush chords, trademark boom-bap drums in tow, leaving space for Cav to weave a complex tapestry about always being three moves ahead of the competition. Checkmate.

Their new EP, the aptly titled Draper Calloway arrives on November 29th, just in time to spice up your holiday season.

Written & Performed by Cav Johnson for OOR 310
Produced by The Kid Flames for Off the Baseline/Back Roads to Eastland
Mixed & Mastered by The Kid Flames at The Pantages / Dallas, TX & Cav Johnson at OOR 310 / Buffalo, NY
Art Direction, Design & Layout by The Kid Flames for The Paper Label
Photography: Gunjan Patel Courtesy Unsplash