This is long overdue for posting but unfortunately arrived in the inbox just as the annual MB holiday was kicking off. What is it? An excellent New Royales cover of the song which yielded Pete Rock’s most famous sample, that’s what. I’m talking about Tom Scott’s whimsical psychedelic jazz-folk cover of Jefferson Airplane’s whimsical psychedelic folk-rock number Today which appeared on Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s T.R.O.Y. (They Reminisce Over You). So what do the New Royales bring to the table? Well, out goes a lot of the whimsy and in comes a big fat drum break. And it’s free. It’s hard to argue with that. Enjoy.