Mount Westmore, the hip-hop supergroup comprised of Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Too $hort, and E-40, has debuted a new studio single, titled “Big Subwoofer”. The first studio release from the supergroup premiered early Wednesday morning and arrived with a space-themed music video.
After announcing the formation of the Californian supergroup back in March, Mount Westmore then performed “Big Subwoofer” live as part of Triller‘s Fight Club match between YouTuber Jake Paul and ex-MMA fighter Ben Askren. While the group hasn’t made good on its promise to release an EP just yet, the newly-released studio cut will appear on the forthcoming compilation Snoop Dogg Presents the Algorithm, Snoop’s first project with Def Jam as the company’s executive creative consultant.
“There’s so much talent on this record, so many styles of music, it breaks the algorithm,” said Snoop Dogg in a statement, according to Rolling Stone. “Right now, the algorithm is telling us you have to rap this way, you have to sound this way, but they’re not telling you how it’s supposed to feel. My algorithm is going to give you a feeling, not a sound.”
As far as “Big Subwoofer” goes, it feels like a modernized version of classic West Coast hip-hop that Snoop, Ice Cube, Too $hort, and E-40 pioneered throughout the ’80s and ’90s. Produced by Kato On The Track, “Big Subwoofer” contains many elements of modern hip-hop. The beat is driven by a low, pulsing bassline and deep vocal samples handling the song’s refrain, “Big subwoofer in the back like, what’s up/ Blow the windows out the frame, it’s a party when I pull up.”
Lyrically, “Big Subwoofer” arrives just as one would expect from the four rappers. Each of the artists has developed a signature flow over the past 30-40 years, and whether it’s the space E-40 leaves between bars, Too $hort and Snoop’s laid back delivery, or Ice Cube’s hard-hitting aggression, each adds a unique element to the song’s 3:52 runtime.
Directed by Jesse Wellens and Sam Macaroni, the music video sees the hip-hop mainstays rapping from a spaceship and an alien planet. Avatar-like aliens dance from stripper poles, serve drinks to the rappers, and even serve as backup dancers when the flow locks in.
Check out the new Mount Westmore music video for “Big Subwoofer” below, and head here for additional listening options.
Mount Westmore – “Big Subwoofer” (Official Music Video)
[H/T Rolling Stone]