Shaz Illyork‘s second graphic journey into his recent full-length, Air Unlimited. More triple-G material (graff, gear, and goons). Blast this while you pack that bag for a late-night mission.
“Skeleton Key” (Produced by DJ Low Cut)
As a bonus, for some BQE appeal, check the following video of Shaz and his brother-from-another, Spit Gemz. Sharpen up your banger to this.
Double bonus. If you haven’t already, pick up Shaz Illy’s Air Unlimited, for free, right here. Definitely some moody, Queens shit. Some familiar faces pop up too (Psycho Les of The Beatnuts, Action Bronson, Meyhem Lauren, Spit Gemz, Timeless Truth, Tommy Mas, Don Producci, and more).
Remember when you first heard “American Dream”? How you were like “oh it’s that joint with the same sample that Pac used…but so much iller cause you got all these nasty New York kids on it!” At that point, not too much else was fuckin’ with the C.O.C. posse to me.
The featured clip is a gem (shouts to my potna Note-D for puttin’ me on ut long ago)…from some rare French documentary (that’s what the clip description says?!?) with a look back to ’95 at a young Killa Cam, Bloodshed (R.I.P.), and Digga going through their creative process; linkin’ up to head to the (bedroom) studio for a boom session, beats, bars, and conspiracy theories. It’s crazy to watch because that was exactly what it was back then. Shouts to my fellow Kuzos and my TCF and SDT crews.
The clip also contains an impromptu’ish video to “Harlem U.S.A.” Banger.
One of my favorite crews to do it, and not just because we rep the same borough.