I actually made this song a long time ago (like years), but was always a little hesitant to release it because it’s so different from my other ish. I’m pretty sure I don’t care anymore so check it out. If you like it, share it with somebody. More music coming soon.
Stepping to a classic is not a task that any emcee should take lightly. For just that reason, it isn’t something that I have done very many times in my career. About a month ago, I was shooting pool in my neighborhood dive and “Juice (Know The Ledge)” came on the jukebox. I hadn’t heard it in a while, and the fact that it was sandwiched into a playlist of current popular rap songs made it hit me like a suckerpunch to the gut. Rakim’s flow is simply undeniable. The chops, the swing, the delivery, the tone… emcees just don’t (or can’t) rap like that anymore. I took a shot at it. Check it out. I
gotten one of my beats on that project. Oh, WAIT. I did. So I don’t have to give anything. I’ll give you the link though. Listen and/or download for FREE. Big shout to the Zion I crew and the good folks at Ineffable Music Group for giving a bum like me a shot.
You might be asking yourself…. What is a Grand Killa Con? Well it’s the new group consisting of our good pals Luke Sick & Brycon. Here’s the official release info. Check the freshness:
You know what seems to be happening a lot in recent years? Super Groups. Conversely you know what seems to be lost to the annals of history? Rapper/Producer albums. Not the Kanye West “a producer that raps” type, I mean one consistent, cohesive musical vision throughout an entire album done by 1 MC and his DJ/Producer or production team. Up until about 1993 it’s pretty much how all rap albums were made, these days not so much. Well you know who’s combining these two seemingly dynamically opposed concepts? No, you probably don’t because you don’t stay up on ill shit the way I do. But the answer is Grand Killa Con, a joint effort from Gurp City All Star Luke Sick, the lyricist behind projects like Sacred Hoop & Grand Invincible, and Brycon, a producer whose worked with everyone from Action Bronson to Living Legends to Masta Ace.
As a super group I’m gonna go ahead & rate them firmly right between The Hot Boys & The Traveling Wilburys. As a rapper/producer combo, I would put them somewhere in the neighborhood of a Marley Marl & Kane. Their first leak ”Hemmed pt.1″ is the beginning of their run up to this summer’s release of their full-length “Year of the Tre Bag” and is accompanied by a video that’s as grimy as the album title suggests, courtesy of The Curator.