Brooklyn-born, D.C.-based Quartermaine is a producer/emcee down with Kev Brown’s Low Budget Crew as well as the duo Critically Acclaimed. But all you really need to know for the moment is that the expert James Brown “King Heroin” sample flip on “Giving Up” – produced by Kansas City boardsman/Basement Khemist Joc Max – is well worth taking a moment to check out (not to mention QM’s contemplative verses). Song culled from Quartermaine’s Quarterlife Crisis LP (complete with snazzy silver vinyl), out today via Redefinition Records . Check the sounds below. Buy the LP, HERE .