Elzhi & Conway Team Up On A Soul Classic & It’s Nothing Sweet (Audio)
9th Wonder’s Jamla Records continues to reach new levels with its talent and exciting releases. Yesterday (November 8) the collective released Jamla Is The Squad II, a sequel to the first project of the same name. Every MC and producer currently with the North Carolina-based label makes an appearance on the compilation, and one of the most ear-catching joints on it is “Machine & McQueen.” Jericho Jackson, an MC/producer outfit consisting of Elzhi and The Away Team’s Khrysis, provide the production and half the rapping on the joint while Griselda Records’ Conway The Machine provides the rest of the MC’ing.
Over a Khrysis grimy instrumentals, Conway comes in with the dirt to match. “Told you it ain’t safe for you / I got a shooter on the chase for you,” he raps on the track. “Took a few thousand out the safe for you / Five bullets in the .38 for you / I know these ni**as ain’t loyal that’s a snake for you / Plug hit me said I got a plate for you / As far as rap I’m Tom Brady, you Blake Bortles.”
Jamla Is The Squad II is a 22-song compilation including plenty from Grammy-nominated Rapsody (see her exceptional J. Cole collaboration “Sojourner”), as well as work from Pharoahe Monch, David Banner, Big K.R.I.T., Jericho Jackson, J.I.D., GQ, Busta Rhymes, Heather Victoria, SiR, Reuben Vincent, and plenty of others. 9th Wonder also shared who produced each song on the project via Instagram, which includes Khrysis, Kev Brown, Eric G, E. Jones, The Gavin Quintet, Nottz, Ka$h and himself.
Previously, Ambrosia for Heads highlighted Black Thought’s “Cojiba,” another one of the stronger cuts on the LP.
9th Wonder, who heads Jamla, has been hard at work in 2018. At the beginning of summer, 9th partnered with Thought and The Soul Council (Khrysis, Hi-Tek, Eric G., Kash, Amp, E. Jones, and Nottz) for one has remained one of 2018’s best collaborative releases. Streams Of Thought, Vol. 1 is the first solo project from the MC legend. Meanwhile, Jericho Jackson also dropped an eponymous release with Jamla.
Photograph courtesy of Elzhi’s Instagram.