Giving you the direct perspective from Tha Joker and Big Fruit, "Track Breakdown" is an HNHH series that highlights a specific cut by speaking to both the artist and producer about the song's creation.
Tha Joker has been steadily grinding alongside producer, Big Fruit, for some time now. The Â two southerners first linked up in 2006, when Joker joined Big Fruit's independent label. Although the two have since parted ways label-wise, they have remained frequent collaborators. The chemistry between the two is obvious on any Big FruitÂ record that Tha Joker hops on.Â
Tha Joker has released mixtape after mixtape, and his most recent effort, The Explanation, shows his growth and maturity as an artist. The Explanation, of course, featured production from Big Fruit, and we thought the two worked so well together that we had to line them up for a feature on Track Breakdown (formerlyÂ knownÂ asÂ In The Cut). The track we chose to breakdown this week was a stand-out cut from the mixtape, and also the title track, "The Explanation." It sets the pace for what's to come on the rest of the project, andÂ as well as serves an introduction to Tha Joker for new fans. All this, over banging production from Big Fruit,Â which has aÂ distinctÂ southern flavor.
Check out both sides of the story on how "The Explanation" came togetherÂ by clicking through the gallery above.
If you have yet to hear "The Explanation," click play below. Cop the mixtape in it's entirety here.