Usually when I do a “Get Familiar” post, it’s about a brand new artist on the come-up. I’ve decided to do it differently today for a very different MC in hopes that more people being aware of his talent might inspire him to put out a more consistent product. Queens, New York MC Alec Reinstein, better known as Despot, has been rapping for approximately 17 years, performing in the New York rap scene, putting out the occasional track, and most recently supplying random features to the likes of El-P, Das Racist, Meyhem Lauren and Mr. MFN Exquire. Anyone with half a brain can listen to Despot and tell the guy’s got both a razor-sharp wit and a dark sense of humor, but it’s his concise yet rapid-fire delivery that is the initial draw. Despot’s apparently got some projects on the horizon as of last year although he’s a self-described lazy MC in terms of work ethic, so here’s to shaking the vending machine hoping for more product.
Get Rich Or Try Dying x Despot
Look Alive x Despot
BONUS (uh…NSFW): The Last Huzzah x Mr. MFN Exquire f. Despot, Das Racist, Danny Brown & El-P