"I speak in alien argot, New York and Mass in this tongue/ The vibe is basically martian. They smell the jack in his blood/ I ain't the kind to use New York as a crutch. I use the force of the funk/ Enjoy the work and earn my portion of mush/ On a tour of the wild frontier, lying awake/ I tell myself it's all to broaden my societal take/ And while I sort of still believe it, I'd be lying if I/ Didn't admit I'd like to curl up on Long Island and die."
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Hus opens up on this one; the result: maybe his best track to date. Oh, and it's produced by some guy named DJ Premier. Actually, Hus has done a few tracks over Preem beats. See:
Test My Sound LP. The video, shot on location in Johannesburg, South Africa, tracks DJ Pr!nce's movements to and throughout the city while on tour with Skyzoo, concluding with a live performance of their song "False Alarm," which also appears on Test My Sound. DJ Pr!nce is currently putting the finishing touches on his next project, the Chop Fui Tape, while developing his Mobile Kitchen brand and pushing Test My Sound merch, including a t-shirt and 7-inch featuring the late, great Sean Price.
Baldwin's own Ra the Beat Archaeologist, who until recently worked primarily in Freeport but is now based out of Vegas, links up with SmooVth and Hus Kingpin, who's also known to bounce between East and West. Long Island's killing it on both coasts.
download Prince Paul Presents Horror City now.
1) war party Intro
2) Play it close
4) you got flow
5) Take it how you want it
6) Big Sha
7) Tattles Tale
8) Horror City Terrorists ( freestyle )
9) MC Hustler ( original )
11) War party Outro
"I carry the weight of a whole Island while you reppin just one section of one borough."
Hailing from Brentwood, Siege Spitfire is an alum of NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. This EP, which he calls "the culmination of years of studying the greats," dropped back in August on Siege's label, Laureate Records. Much more than mere academic exercise, Triangle Overnight delivers angsty punchline-driven MCing over lush production by ADOTHEGOD and Big Cat. Stream below; download via iTunes.
Documentary produced by ERASE Racism.