Young Chris and Cardiak drop their new project, The Revival. Thankfully, us long-time State Prop/YG’z supporters can rejoice as this album is a return to a more aggressive, street-hustle-struggle aesthetic (and/or subject matter). No more Miami nightlife stuff (sorry ladies), with the exception of “So Fly” and “Straight Shots” (go fig), this is pretty much straight Philly blocks and houses (i.e. home invasion)…with a little of that Southern wavy shit you kids like so much. Plenty of good cameos throughout, with exceptional performances by our favorite SP Chain Gang members; Peedi Crakk, Beanie Sigel, Omillio Sparks, and Freeway. I’m not going to post any stand-outs right now, mostly because I’ll be playing a shitload of them on Fresh Out The Box this week and next (and next)…and also because the whole thing is just a click away.
State Property does the Voltron and kills…a lot…as usual (sans Peedi and Neef). I don’t have to write anything about how great this is; it’s one of the best crews ever over quality production by Jake One…plus the overall aesthetic, cover art and song title, both agree with my tastes. This will get plenty of burn this week on Fresh Out The Box (Thursday evening, 7:30-9:30pm, on BBOX Radio).
On Freeway‘s new mixtape, The Intermission, out tomorrow.
Young C-Gunna leaves the Miami night-L.I.F.E. vibe of his last mixtape and returns to that North Philly belly-ache rap. This will be on The Revival, a project alongside beat-smith Cardiak. What’s even more appropriate is this darker-edged joint-venture will drop on October 31st. Keep an eye on your circle…keep that address book updated.
Crakk and Young Gunna double up on the speed limit with this do-over of the Watch The Throne bouncefest, “Niggas In Paris” (possibly the gayest song title of 2011). If you’ve heard the mega classic “Blap” off of the Crime Partners mixtape, you’d be well in-tune with the notion that Peedi can rock a double-time flow better than everyone. Okay. And I’d rather hear this than the original song, any day. Now go enjoy it.
Peedi Crakk & Young Chris “Niggas In North”
Bonus: PC previewing the intro to Crakk Files 4. All of my Frozen Files fams will recognize the sample…just wish that the rest of the beat in the video completely resembled Scott and Matt‘s radio show opening music.