Cannibal Ox, Wu-Tang Clan’s U-God & The Artifacts Sharpen Lyrical Blades With Black Milk (Audio)
Since their inception, Cannibal Ox’s influences can be traced back to the early 1990s underground Hip-Hop (before it was ever called such). Two acts who seemed to greatly influence Vast Aire and Vordul Mega are Wu-Tang Clan and The Artifacts. The latter (Tame One and El Da Sensei) join U-God from the former on “Blade: Art Of The OX.”
This razor-sharp track is inspired by gritty tri-state dwellings, lurking evil, and supreme mic-controlling. Look out for one of El’s most stylish verses as of late. Black Milk supplies the beat, and it’s notably in the OX wheelhouse more than Milk’s own signature pastiche.
This is from next month’s Blade Of The Ronin (March 3), on iHipHop Distribution.
#BonusBeat: For Tame/Artifacts Heads, the Leak Bros. MC recently posted a compilation of recent demo recordings to his Bandcamp page, available for stream and/or purchase:
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