On the heels of his critically acclaimed solo effort, 2015’s Frankie Rothstein, Frank Nitt (Frank N Dank, Yancey Boys, J Dilla) has formed a new label, Primo Atto Entertainment, with Milan, Italy based Eritrean producer/engineer Robroy, to release a collaborative album, Asphalt Runways.
With production duties handled solely by Robroy and the witty wordplay provided by Nitt, (along with a host of premiere MCs, musicians and singers including Terry “Zapp” Troutman, Bishop Lamont, Illa J, OhNo, Guilty Simpson, Botni Applebum, Rhettmatic, Mixtapers, Jay Vernon, Rah Digga, and Kokane), Asphalt Runways is the perfect blend of the ornate and glamorous Milan runways, mixed with the gritty asphalt jungle of Detroit. To wrap it up with a nice bow, Primo Atto Entertainment inked a distribution deal with storied Los Angeles based independent label Delicious Vinyl, responsible for hits from the likes of The Pharcyde, Tone Loc, Brand New Heavies and more.
In accordance with the release of Asphalt Runways, Frank and Robroy also deliver a new banger for your listening pleasure. “Let Me Live” features member of funk legends Zapp, Terry “Zapp” Troutman as well as Canadian lyrical upstart Jay Vernon. Invoking the signature Zapp sound, Troutman’s use of the vocoder over Robroy’s boombap drums and flowing melodies provide the perfect backdrop for Nitt and Jay to accurately express their request to “Let Me Live.” Alongside a slick dreamy video clip shot in the Malibu hills, “Let Me Live” is poised to open you up to the world of Asphalt Runways.