Sean Price’s Imperius Rex, which is newly out this week, is quite the fitting farewell to the late MC. I’ve got to admit, though, that I thought the album version of “Negus” featuring Ike Eyez and DOOM was ab it awkward. I was really looking forward to hearing DOOM and P on this one, but Eyez’ verse smack in the middle broke up the chemistry in a way that just didn’t make sense. Sean and DOOM are more than enough of an event together for there to be another verse. The song is also being released as part of DOOM and Adult Swim’s The Missing Notebook Rhymes project, and this version is short an MC.
Days in advance of his post-humous Imperius Rex release (one of the best album titles ever if you know the science), we get Sean Price along with the late Prodigy and Styles P over a minimalist Harry Fraud track. If you were looking for something to Nae Nae to, this is not it, fam. Pre-order the album and cop other merchandise over at Duck Down.
Rare Footage: Me reading the tracklist for Imperius Rex:
March 17th is the birthday of the late, great Sean Price, so no better time to celebrate his legacy than the present with this new visual from his Songs In The Key Of Price mixtape. Royal Flush and Illa Ghee join up with Sean’s baby girl Shaun, who lip syncs through her dad’s verse. Stay tuned after the vid for a heart-warming moment from one of P’s shows where his daughter joined him onstage. Rest in power.
Supergroup Gangrene, which consists of Alchemist and Oh No, offer this video as tribute to the late Sean Price, who is also featured on the song. This banger lives on You Disgust Me, which is out now. Cop that. New Sean Price coming soon. Donate to Sean Price’s family here.
Sean Price’s Songs In The Key Of Price drops this month and sadly, we won’t have the MC himself to go along with the finished product. Hip-hop will hold him in high esteem.
And yo…stop being crabs with that whole “all of a sudden there’s all these Sean Price fans” in the comments of other rap blogs. Now more than ever, fans of real hip-hop need to be bringing others into the fold instead of trying to chase them off or question their cred. We also have to understand that sometimes we all take people for granted while they’re alive and it’s not even about how well-known or underrated the artist is. I can’t say I was bumpin’ Off The Wall a week before Michael Jackson died, but I damn sure played everything the man made the following day. With Sean, let’s do his legacy justice by just sharing his work. And if you can, please contribute to his family HERE.
Just in time to read (I won’t subject my eyes to it) the eye-rolling nods being given to the tweens’ choice acts via the BET “Hip Hop” Awards, Black Milk drops this textured, grimy joint from the upcoming If There’s A Hell Below. Look for it October 28th on iTunes.
It’s finally here…the album I didn’t expect to anticipate so much and yet kept me awake at night for a week (not really, but you get the picture). Willie The Kid enlists the Wu-school production of Bronze Nazareth for this 13-track project that features appearances from Boldy James, Roc Marciano, Sean Price and others. I can’t get enough of these projects popping up that feature a rapper working solely with one producer (a la Prodigy & Alchemist, Action Bronson & Party Supplies, etc)…they really showcase the rapper’s abilities over a cohesive product as opposed to having production all over the place due to too many cooks in the kitchen. The vision is just clearer. Enjoy.