Posts Tagged ‘Kool G Rap’


Talk about a violent lineup. Queens legend Kool G Rap has released theĀ second single from his Return of the Don album, featuring street veterans Manolo Rose, Cormega and Sheek Louch over morose production that almost feels like a funeral procession.

ā€œWhat motivates me to get in the studio is really being in that creative zone that you cannot just enter on demandā€ G Rap said. ā€œIt is more like an extremely powerful vibe that overcomes you. Itā€™s triggered by hearing a particular track, or being inspired by another artistĶ¾ or, a life experience that makes your mind and heart open up and lyrics just pour from your soul in the capacity of an avalanche. Thatā€™s what The Return Of The Don represents; an amalgamation of past, present and future and a tribute to some of my most favorite spitters worldwide; this is my salute to those artists.”

Return of the Don drops on June 2 and also features guest spots from Noreaga, Sean Price, Ransom, Fred the Godson, Raekwon, Willie the Kid, Termanology and Saigon.


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Ghostface Killah is wasting no time building anticipation for his 36 Seasons album (December 9). After dropping the first single last week with Kandace Springs, Tony Starks recruits Kool G Rap, AZ and singer Tre Williams for the project’s second heater. Fizzy Womack of M.O.P. fame and The Relevations are on the beat.

You can pre-order 36 Seasons HERE.


New leak off The Godfather project Once Upon a Crime. For this joint, G Rap and Necro detail the beauty and ills of NYC life (mostly the latter). Once Upon a Crime drops November 19 and can be pre-ordered HERE.




Just in time for Halloween, Kool G Rap and Necro unleash another offering from their forthcoming collaborativeĀ albumĀ Once Upon a CrimeĀ (November 19). For those still wondering how these two got together, Nerco explains the partnership below:

The Godfathers album is about pure east coast lyricism over hardcore beats. Kool G Rap is the legendary godfather of all criminal street gangster rap, he invented most of what you see today and lyrically every dope emcee is inspired by him; including myself. On the flipside of that coin, you have me, the underground king of Death Rap and extreme hip-hop, nobody in the field gets more respect than me for brutal rhymes and hardcore production. Since we are both godfatherā€™s of our own respective styles, this collaboration was a natural and overdue one.


Kool G Rap and Nerco,Ā under the nameĀ TheĀ Godfathers,Ā have a collaboration albumĀ set to drop November 19 entitled Once Upon a Crime. As you can probably guess from their stage nameĀ and the title of the new single, the Mafioso themes will be heavy on this project. After digesting this sample, check the linkĀ HERE to preorderĀ from the choice of four different value packs.


The lead single for Guilty Simpson and Small Professor’s collaborative album,Ā Highway Robbery, paints the opening picture of a desolate, post apocalyptic Detroit where survival is promised to no one. Small Professor handles the minimalist sonic landscape while DJ Revolution wraps up matters nicely with a cutting session over Kool G Rap’s “On the Run.” Highway Robbery hits stores on September 24 and can be pre-ordered HERE.


Ironically enough, Frank Costello (pictured above)Ā would likely be wearing the same quizzical expression if he were resurrected and brought to the present to hear this track. But that would be the Mafia legend’s own loss if he couldn’t appreciate this second quality leak off Tony Touch’s upcoming The Piecemaker 3 (July 9)