Eddy B & Tim Gunter are a hip-hop duo from Raleigh, N.C. In fact, they attend rival universities (North Carolina and N.C. State), but have found common ground in producing solid underground hip-hop. Way back when, we featured their “Bittersweet Symphony”-sampling track “Time Will Only Tell,” and the pair are back with “All Alone,” a low-key number about distinguishing the bandwagon fans and friends from the ones who really care about you, and how lonely that task can make someone feel.
Eddy B serves the role of emcee in this pairing, and his flow moves from slow and staggered to fast and biting, the latter happening mostly when he’s punctuating a point. The production here from Gunter is steady and solid, with some layers that play well off one another. It’s a pretty somber track, and I appreciate the inner turmoil the pair are getting at here. The pair’s new mixtape “Insomniac Dreams” is said to be dropping within the next couple of weeks.
Download “All Alone” below.