DJ Premier & Jakk Frost Re-Team for Some Throwback Gangsta Rap (Audio)

Jakk Frost is one of many MCs that are currently crafting something big with DJ Premier. The West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania veteran showed something fresh in “Dope Boy Talk.” Rooted in the tradition of Schoolly D (who is referenced lyrically and sonically in the song), this is Gangsta Rap that’s anything but dumbed down.

Instead, the Beard Gang MC employs some savvy lyricism about the mathematics, hustling principles, and codes of the street for a block-boy, all while showing his hand as a hardcore spitter. Preemo arranges the strings, vocal samples, and scratches in a way that’s made aggressive messages like this sound great for decades (see: The Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z, MC Eiht).

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