Musicianship is not dead, people. Nope. And if you don't believe us, please watch this exemplary video of band Will Sessions (the outfit that so convincingly recreated Nas' Illmatic 's tracks for Elzhi's Elmatic ) in the studio playing some impressively knocking instrumental reinterpretations of beats by J Dilla, Black Milk, Madlib, and other favorites for its album, Mixtakes . Even if you're over the whole band playing rap tracks or tracks sample by rap thing, this is pretty tight. Or maybe everything just seems like it sounds better when it comes from Michigan. Buy the album, HERE .
Watch "Mixtakes: Take One" - when the band rips through Bob James' "Nautilus" and other classics - after the jump.