Phife Dawg’s got love for Canada on the latest single off his upcoming posthumous album, Forever.
Produced by Potatohead People and featuring Illa J, the late rapper and J Dilla’s younger brother share their ode to Montreal, Phife’s home away from home.
“As a Canadian, this track and verses give me all the feels of my home country,” longtime friend and producer Rasta Root tells HipHopDX. “Phife had a special love for Toronto and Canada in general, so ‘French Kiss Deux’ makes total sense. He also loved collaborating with Illa J over this amazingly produced track by Potatohead People.”, he continued.
“It was such an honor to work on this track with Phife,” Illa J added. “It’s bittersweet. I really wish he was here to celebrate the release of this song. But I know he’s here in spirit, and I’ll never forget him spittin’ his verse over the phone to me. That will always will be a special moment.”
“French Kiss Deaux” follows Phife’s previous single “Nutshell Pt. 2” featuring Busta Rhymes and Redman.