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:
I gotta admit I was not prepared for new Thought music today, but here we are. When you throw in a feature from Styles P and production by 9th Wonder…
I’ve come to the realization…for like the millionth time…that Black Thought is quite easily top five dead or alive, which is a tremendous feat for someone who’s technically never released a solo album. While I believe there’s something to be said for an artist putting together a solo LP before certain kudos can be given to them as a solo MC, but I think Thought qualifies as a special case. Styles is no slouch either on this and no disrespect to him, but this one Thought verse could have been followed by 9th letting the beat ride out and I’d still be one satisfied citizen. Enjoy. This takes it back to what it was like when MCs actually spit bars worth rewinding to hear again, all while making the ugliest face imaginable.
Cormega’s Mega Philosophy drops tomorrow and he’s released the second and final version of the cut “M.A.R.S.” featuring a few all-stars. The original version was good, but this one brings some legends together for an exciting record. I actually got the opportunity to sit down with Cormega and discuss the new album (you’ll hopefully see that on KevinNottingham.com very soon) which I was fortunate enough to hear a stream of a couple of weeks ago. The whole project (produced exclusively by Mega and Large Professor) is something to check for and is definitely an important milestone in Mega’s career. Hit up iTunes tomorrow and cop that!
New heat from Big Punisher featuring powerhouses Joell Ortiz and Style P. I’ve been thinking that during a month that marks the 10th anniversary of Pun’s passing, I swear I’d kill twenty of today’s lame-*ss rappers just to bring back Pun, who kicks one of the meanest verses I’ve heard from him, while Styles and Joell come off like the only two current MCs who could have even got on the same track with the heavyweight. Enjoy!