Kool G Rap, Papoose, Savant & Justin Tyme – Iron Bars
People tend to forget: Papoose is a lyrical O.G. Just like Nas, just like Akinyele, MF Grimm, B-1, Jinx Da Juvy, and others, Pap cut his teeth on the come-up with one of Hip-Hop’s all time lyrical giants: Kool G Rap. “Home Sweet Funeral Home.” 1998. Roots Of Evil. Arizona. Superhead-era. Almost four years before “Alphabetical Slaughter,” Pap was playing the assist on G Rap’s album cut, from his short-lived Ill Street Records imprint, a breakaway from the major label system. Fifteen years later, with a lot of collaborations on the way, G. Rap and Papoose link with Switzerland’s Justin Tyme on “Iron Bars,” produced by J. Cardim. This feels like it’s been in a time-capsule from the wild ’90s (I mean that in a great way). Hip-Hop is global, and sometimes the foreign MCs have the best vision for what Stateside artists won’t commission.