Kool G Rap’s New LP Has Production From DJ Premier, Pete Rock & Alchemist. Listen Here (Audio)
Kool G Rap doesn’t let his legend status stop him from continuing to do what he loves. Last year, the Corona, Queens veteran dropped his Return Of The Don album, and in 2018, he’s following up the solid effort with a collaborative album full of heavy hitters behind the boards and on the mic. Alongside Rochester native 38 Spesh (fka $pesh), G Rap released his Son Of G Rap LP today (July 6).
The album’s tracklisting boasts veteran features like Cormega (on the song “Dead or Alive”) and AZ (“Honest Truth”) while also brandishing newer school spitters like Freddie Gibbs and Meyhem Lauren (on “Flow Gods”) and Griselda Records’ Benny The Butcher (on “Binoculars”). Behind the boards, as mentioned, KGR summoned production akin to MCing prowess. Alchemist heads up “Land Mine” while DJ Premier and Pete Rock lay the beats for two tracks each. Album mainstays Midnite and 38 Spesh handle most of the rest of the production.
Overall, the project is a lot of what you’d expect from Kool G Rap: grimy street rhymes full of stories of peril and the beats to match. On “Land Mine,” the duo of 38 Spesh and Ransom provide a rather introspective look-back on their troubled come up while a song like “Flow Gods” reminds everyone that G and his assembly are nothing to be taken lightly when it comes to witty wordplay and velvety smooth bars.
Prior to the release of Son Of G Rap, Kool G Rap teamed up with MF DOOM and DJ Muggs for a monster collaboration in “Assassination Day.” Over Muggs’ eerie beat, DOOM kicks things off before G Rap joins in with a sharp guest shot. The song is from Muggs’ two-track project of the same name, due out on August 3.
#BonusBeat: Previously, Kool G Rap & 38 Spesh released the track for “Dead Or Alive,” featuring Cormega from Son of G Rap, out today: