New York MC Pearl Gates debuted his EP The Diamond Mind in late November 2015 on Below System Records. He also toured the states with PRhyme as well as Europe with eMC and is currently working on a full-length for release later this year. However, Gates isn’t done with The Diamond Mind yet, sharing this new visual for “The Ritual” featuring the legendary Masta Ace and Ali De Leon.
“‘The Ritual’ embodies the customary practice we undergo as artists, from cutting records in the studio to the release and performance of those records,” Pearl Gates tells WatchLOUD.com. “This particular song is an invitation into my process.”
He adds that the record came together when he was on tour in Europe opening for Masta Ace. The two previously worked together on the track “Fly Thoughts” from eMC’s The Tonite Show album and Pearl Gates appears on “Story Of Me” from Ace’s upcoming album The Falling Season.
“I just wanted to invite the listener into the room to see the progression firsthand, and luckily for me once Ace heard the record he wanted to be a part of it.”
Watch the video above and order Pearl Gates’ The Diamond Mind here.