Hip Hop has seen a resurgence of the wordsmith in recent years, with lyrically-inclined MCs not only shining but collaborating at an all-time high. The latest of such is the pairing of New York City MCs Joell Ortiz and Fred The Godson. Both men have garnered much praise for their chops on the microphone but in an added twist, their joint project is produced entirely by the legendary Harlem collective known as The Heatmakerz. Titled “Gorilla Glue,” the 9-track project features contributions from Jim Jones and DramaB2R. Before checking out the project, check out their newly released visual for “Hallways.”
After a seven-year hiatus in between projects, DJ Kay Slay returned with the star-studded and diverse The Big Brother (2017), the album debuted in the top 10 on Apple’s Hip-Hop chart and featured collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Mac Miller, Kevin Gates, Tech9Ne, The Game, Dave East, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, Raekwon, Scarface, Jadakiss, Juicy J, Jay Rock, French Montana, E-40 and many, many others.
Less than a year after its release, Kay Slay is back to announce a new album Hip Hop Frontline. A fitting title considering Kay Slay has always been a prominent figure and conduit of said frontline. With the new album announcement, Kay Slay also releases a visual for the projects opening track “Back To The Bars (Intro)” which was premiered by HipHopDx. With the highly-anticipated season finale of Power airing this Sunday, Kay Slay politics with Power star Joseph Sikora (Tommy Egan) for a peep talk before handing things over to Joell Ortiz, Jon Connor, Mysonne, Vado, Fred The Godson, Locksmith & Nino Man for the “Back To The Bars (Intro).”
“In this time and era where popularity overrides lyrical talent and content, millions of hip-hop fans still crave that true sound. That is the purpose of this album Hip Hop Frontline; it’s a breath of fresh air” Kay Slay adamantly professed to HipHopDx.
Similar to Kay Slay’s previous red-carpet events, Hip Hop Frontline will strictly be an A-List guest affair only!
Stream & Purchase: https://empire.lnk.to/BacktotheBars
Cherp from Elmira follows up his smash singles “On Da Floor” featuring Mariah Lynn and “Girl Official” featuring Jaquae, both from Love and Hip Hop New York, with the cold-hearted “Sleep For Dinner” featuring Bronx lyricist Fred The Godson. Check out what Gordo had to say on this one!
@RealCherp / @FredTheGodson
Tapping on the services of Fred The Godson who’s dropping his Gordo mixtape next month, D.E.O.N. Young treats us to a brand new track where he samples TLC’s 1999-Fanmail-LP cut, “No Scrubs.” Encouraging the guys in the club to get that girl a drink, Deon has his eye on a girl of his own over the jaegoofficial-produced cut.
Stream the track below.
J Pressure began began his career at a young age while still in school and although music was his passion, the charismatic rapper found himself landing a role in the Sean Connery-led film Finding Forrester. Continuing to thrive as an artist, J Pressure surfaces with fellow Bronx native Fred The Godson to provide the official visuals for their street single, “Kingpin.” Backed by Fred The Godson, J Pressure is the focal point of the new video as he utilizes his prior acting skills, making his boss status evident.
Twitter: @JPressuremusic | @FREDTHEGODSON