Okay, okay, okay, before you look at the artwork and get your panties in a bunch, Fredro Starr is NOT saying he is the King Of NY, although he stakes his claim of ONYX being “the hardest group out”. On this solid track produced by Audible Doctor, with cuts by DJ Nelson, Fredro is lamenting the current trends of the new breed of rappers in the game, from their approach, to fashion choices.
“BIG probably rollin’ in his grave from how they dressin’, Tupac could never rock colorful tubesocks, n!gg*s rockin’ skirts what’s next, rubbers and tubetops?”
As explained in the chorus, Fredro feels there “ain’t no other Kings in this rap thing”, as the late Notorious B.I.G so eloquently put it when he was alive. I don’t agree, but I definitely don’t think of the people currently claimning the title to be worthy of that crown yet. Just my humble opinion.
Audible Doctor sent through this remix he did with Reks & Numonics of the track “Bang Bang” off their “Rebelutionary” album and well, it bangs! (punÂ intended) Love the soul sample throughout. This is a great remix.
Fresh from touring overseas, ONYX is back with their first single “CUZO” off of the new album, “BELLY OF THE BEAST“.Â ONYXÂ quietly dropped a few joints between 2010 and 2012 and to tell you the truth, I wasn’t that enthused. To use a Â MrMecc catchphrase, the songs were “aight to death”. It wasn’t wack, just decent – nothing to get too excited over. See,Â ONYX is actually their own worst enemy (lyrically), because they set the bar so high with their music when they first came out, anything less than top 10 hits from them seems like a let down.
That being said, this was the first one that made me do a double take. First, because the beat is crazy! It feels like a Wu style production, with soulful vocal bites thrown in, not just on the chorus but during the verses, which gives it a Dilla-esque quality to it. But it’s definitely not RZA or J.Â Dilla. Look at the production credits and it’s your boy Audible Doctor, who we interviewed not too long ago on MCMI RADIO (click to listen to that episode).
Second thing that excites me about the track is that Fredro and Sticky are spittin’ a different kind of style. Fredro is droppin’ some street gems and I hate to say it, but he actually outshined Sticky on this one, which never happened before. Even the chorus “One for the struggle, two for the pain” lets us know the new ONYX is gonna be really saying some shit, not just braggadocios wordplay, guns and violence. One question I have is … where’s Sonsee (-pka- Sonee Seez)?
Murder, indeed. This beat is a ‘Kraken’, so I guess the MC’s spittin’ on the track are Perseus? … I don’t know where that metaphor is going, but what I’m trying to say is, this track bumps! So bump that shit, lol.
â€œRhett Committed Murderâ€, off the Brown Bag AllStars‘ EP, Brown Label 2., produced by DJ Rhettmattic. Video directed by Alex F. Ghassan.
The Audible Doctor (of The Brown Bag AllStars) and Von Pea (of Tanya Morgan) have teamed up over Marink’s soulful production to bring you “F.U.B.U”, the newest leak off Audible Doctor’s upcoming FREE EP. The subject matter of this one hits too close to home for me, about struggling to become relevant when everyone in the audience is basically your friends, crew and true supporters. If we are to advance in the game we need to constantly build new supporters, gain new fans and reach different audiences. Von Pea and Audible Doc spit truth ’til it hurts on this one. Can’t be mad at that. Edutainment for real.
The Full EP titled “I Think That…” is set to drop September 25th.