Smif-N-Wessun Put The Hammer Down On A 9th Wonder Production (Audio)
Smif-N-Wessun has put out some pretty high-quality collaborative projects over the past decade. In 2013, they dropped Born And Raised, an EP completely produced by Beatnick & K-Salaam, that embraced the Boot Camp Clik duo’s Caribbean roots and relayed a heavy Reggae and Dancehall influence. In 2011, they teamed up with Pete Rock for Monumental, which became one of Duck Down Records’ strongest releases of the early decade.
Now, the Cocoa Brovaz are returning with a new album produced by another legend. Back in July, 9th Wonder announced that his collaborative project, The A.L.L., with Tek and Steele is finished and today (September 14), fans are getting a chance to hear the first single from that effort.
Titled “Let it Go,” the track definitely doesn’t shed any of the Boot Camp Clik group’s rugged sounding roots with 9th’s drums providing an appropriate backdrop. The lyrics are also sharp and in-your-face. “I walk around town with the crown I’m the king,” raps General Steele, referencing his Dah Shinin’ routine. “Booth or stage in the square I’m like a fighter in the ring / Tyson was price and I might Mayweather / These rappers is nice I write way better.”
The last time Smif-N-Wessun were present in a song was back in June, when they joined Rick Ross and 9th wonder on Future’s Superfly soundtrack for the track “Capone Suite.” As out of place that sounds feature-wise, it actually worked really well. 9th has confirmed that The A.L.L. will feature production from him as well as other members of his Soul Council, a collective including himself, Khrysis, Hi-Tek, Eric G., Kash, Amp, E. Jones, and Nottz—who first worked with fellow B.C.C group Black Moon 15 years ago.
#BonusBeat: Ambrosia For Heads‘ “Now You See Me” version of Sean Price’s 2017 “Clans & Cliks.” The Imperius Rex song features Smif-n-Wessun, Rock, as well as Method Man, Raekwon, and Inspectah Deck: