Chris Rivers, Styles P, Sheek Louch & Lil Fame Unite On A Track & It’s Far From Fair (Audio)
M.O.P. and The LOX. Those are two New York City institutions for making “wild out” street music. The angst, the imagery, and the aggressive deliveries for each group have been storied for well over 20 years. Three members from those groups come out to support somebody who carries on tradition. Chris Rivers is the son of Big Pun, who was a Loud Records label-mate of Mash Out Possé. Styles P and Sheek Louch have been two of Chris’ earliest co-signers in a career that’s heated up, thanks to fiery flows and heat-rock verses.
Today (July 14), Rivers drops his debut album, Delorean. For those seeking hard-nosed New York City street Rap, the LP lives up to its time machine title. “Fair One” illustrates that perfectly. Styles, Lil Fame, and Sheek Louch step in the square on Chris’ behalf. If anybody has a problem with what this Bronx, New Yorker is out to accomplish with his career, they’re gonna be dealing with the O.G.s. Fizzy Womack bellows a powerful chorus, and then Sheek adds his two cents, between a barrage of bars. As M.O.P. has said in one of their signature ad-libs, “what’d you expect?”
Previously, Sheek and Chris made a compelling cover of Special Ed’s “I Got It Made.” The new LP also features Whispers and Oswin Benjamin, two MCs very close to Chris.