David Banner, N.O.R.E., Jon Connor & Sizzla Are Warriors Within DJ EFN’s All-Star Arsenal (Audio Premiere)
Less than a month away from his Another Time superstar-stacked album, DJ EFN premieres “Warrior” with Ambrosia For Heads. The song links longtime EFN affiliate N.O.R.E. together with another former Penalty Records star in David Banner, as well as Flint, Michigan Aftermath Entertainment MC Jon Connor. Jamaican Reggae star Sizzla also sings on the track, which is about perseverance, passion, and never giving up.
Banner kicks the record off with a sharp commentary aimed at the NBA, specifically Doc Rivers for coaching and standing by the Donald Sterling’s Los Angeles Clippers after last year’s racist remarks from the owner. N.O.R.E. comes in, claiming the props he doesn’t get for the slang, the style, and the statement he’s made in the music industry. Connor has a battery in his back, grateful for the hard road, with his city behind him. This collaboration simply works, covering thousands of miles in geography, and some different styles of MC’ing. These unlikely but thematically-effective collaborations seem to be a motif on EFN’s album, and career.
Additionally, DJ EFN gave Ambrosia For Heads the first look at his Another Time (March 3) tracklisting. Included are some of Hip-Hop’s most celebrated MCs from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, 2000s, and 2010s. This five-decade spectrum includes Scarface, M.O.P., Gunplay, King T, Killer Mike, Royce Da 5’9″, Kurupt, Juvenile, dead prez, Redman, and a litany of others.
Notably, this album includes a reunion with Scarface and DJ Premier, two Texas-born icons who have worked together sporadically over the last decade and a half.
The whole tracklisting and artwork is below:
1. “Intro” f/ Umar Bin Hassan (of The Last Poets)
2. “Another Time” f/ Inspectah Deck, Guilty Simpson, M.O.P., & Bernz (of ¡MAYDAY!)
3. “Selfish” f/ King T, Fashawn, Kurupt
4. “Lane 2 Lane” f/ Gunplay & Denzel Curry
5. “South-West” f/ MC Eiht, Blu & Kam
6. “Crazy Dope” f/ Milk Dee, Sean Price & Murda Mook
7. “Revolutionary Ride Music” f/ Your Old Droog, Royce da 5’9″, O.C., & REKS (Produced by Buckwild)
8. “Crazy (Interlude)” f/ Umar Bin Hassan (of The Last Poets)
9. “Who’s Crazy?” f/ Troy Ave, Scarface, Stalley & DJ Premier (Produced by DJ Premier)
10. “Fiyah Gun” f/ Smif-N-Wessun, Spragga Benz, Kardinal Offishall & Bittah Sosicka
12. “Survival” f/ Juvenile, dead prez & Trick Daddy
13. “When I’m Dead” f/ Joell Ortiz, Chris Rivers, Keith Murray & SKAM2?
14. “Warrior” f/ Sizzla, David Banner, N.O.R.E. & Jon Connor
15. “Power” f/ Sa-Roc , Masta Ace & Thirstin Howl The 3rd,
16. “Role Model” f/ Bun B, Jarren Benton, Eric Biddines & Amber Monique
17. “Paradise” f/ Talib Kweli, Wrekonize & Redman
18. “Motivation” f/ Defari, Cormega & Boaz
19. “G Shit” f/ McGruff, Prez P & Grafh
20. “#HomeTeam” f/ Garcia, Dynas, SKAM2?, Heckler, Society & Mother Superia
21. “We Earned It” f/ Ras Kass, Black Milk, Black Collar & Cory Gunz