Sean Price’s New Single Reminds Us Why He’s The Definition Of A Rap God (Audio)
Today (March 17) would have been Sean Price’s 45th birthday. The Brownsville, Brooklyn MC’s presence in Hip-Hop was already huge before his untimely passing, but in the year nd a half since his death, his memory is downright unavoidable. After passing away in his sleep at the age of 43, in the summer of 2015, Sean Price and his family received an outpouring of support from the community, who helped raise upwards of $70,000 for his wife, Bernadette, and daughter, Shawn. Remembered as much for his devotion to his family as he was for his ability to rip apart any MC without hesitation, his former label and extended family have delivered a very special birthday present to P’s fanbase. In celebration of his life and legacy, Duck Down has released a vaulted record produced by Stu Bangas, “Definition of God, and it’s got all the bravado, swagger, and humor fans have come to expect from the Bar-barian.
“Sean Price, King Kong in the place / Big gun, watch the bullet go bing-bong in your face,” he starts. Like much of his music, there’s little fanfare or frill; just a beat that knocks and memorable quips from P, including “I’m the shit up in my hood / I had 3 wishes, I wish that a nigga would,” “God body, aka the King James version,” and “Appetite for destruction, savage life / Might strike a dyke if you frontin’.”
Stu Bangas, who has released collaborative albums with Esoteric, Blacastan, and Vanderslice, tells Ambrosia For Heads, “Me and Price had been working on an EP [before his death]… and that was one of a bunch of beats he had of mine in the stash. He would mess with me and leave me voicemails of unfinished songs over beats of mine and not send them,” says the veteran producer with a laugh. The pair worked together on 2012’s Mic Tyson. “I think ‘Rap God’ was gonna go on his Niggletius LP.”
Whether or not “Definition of God” will appear on Sean Price’s forthcoming posthumous album, Imperius Rex, is unclear, but as P raps on the record, “Imperius Rex, the true definition of god,” it seems it very well could. According to Duck Down, the new album is coming soon.
As for Stu Bangas, he and Blacastan are currently recording a sequel to their 2014 Watson & Holmes LP.