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Tijuana – Ground Up & AJ Hernz

January 20, 2015


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It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Philly’s very own Ground Up, but they’ve sustained their momentum by dropping intermittent bangers like On Me back in October. Although this is a single, and there’s still no word on whether they’ve got a new project in the works, it’s a safe bet to say Tijuana is the start of a very successful year for the 17’s crew. Produced by none other than Bij Lincs, Tijuana displays his ability to make seemingly intricate instrumentals with a basic melody, intrinsic percussion, and a down-tempo bass line. After twelve mixtapes, it’s clear that no producer is a better match for Azar and Malakai’s vocals. Azar gets things rolling by painting a scene of him and his girl running away to Tijuana, a tropical Mexican city right on the border of California. AJ Hernz sings a catchy seemly hook, followed by Malakai’s reminiscing verse about better times with an ex, keeping the focus on getting away to paradise for awhile. Yet another jem from 1711, cop the free download or show some support via iTunes if you’ve got the cash to blow. If you like what you hear, be sure to check out the rest of their free material on the site and catch them on tour with OCD: Moosh & Twist in a city near you.