y Cheese Budget Is Growing
by Quintessential & Eddou XL

Quintessential delivers a taste of what the rap game’s been missing on his full-length solo debut, My Cheese Budget Is Growing (MCBIG). Produced entirely by veteran beatsmith and fellow West Coast native, Eddou XL, Quintessential’s latest effort follows the 2020 release of his pandemic tape GREY WATER produced by ANEW Madrid. Other notable releases include the recent standout single “El Muero Hero” and his output as a member of San Jose hip-hop collectives Broken Aces and Dirty Old Men. MCBIG is the latest outing for XL since the release of Tape Heist with Ali Kareem Saadiq.

“When Q. And I started talking about working together in 2021, I knew I wanted my production to play off of his colorful personality and (at times) humorous raps.” – Eddou XL

A veteran lyricist with a knack for the unmistakable whimsy of the West Coast underground, Quintessential punctuates each track on the project with a refreshingly playful delivery. One that contrasts the weight of his rotund baritone and conjures the iconic catalogs of Biz Markie, Pharcyde, Prince Paul and MF DOOM. Part messenger, part musical instrument, Quintessential trades with the melody of each track. His singular vocal technique borrows from the rise and fall of percussive cadence. Playing up the nuances of each joint with an abundance of jest, Quintessential ensures that his highly-anticipated arrival is a vivid boom-bap tour de force primed to keep listeners on their toes.
releases July 29, 2022

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All songs written by Quintessential & Eddou XL
Additional writing by Mikey PG of Broken Aces
Produced by Eddou XL
Mixed and mastered by Eddou XL
Album artwork by Eddou XL
Album bio by Karas Lamb

(P)(C) 2022 Quintessential & Eddou XL
(C) 2022 Akbar’s Villa Fund, ASCAP