Vinnie Paz, Ill Bill, O.C. & Rasheed Chappell Make Hip-Hop Music To Blast On The Corner
Rasheed Chappell has been in the game for a lot longer than most Heads may realize. He is from the era of J-Love mixtapes that birthed Outdoorsmen members Action Bronson and Meyhem Lauren. However, when iconic producer Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez took him under wing, he evolved from simply a dope lyricist into a considered songmaker. His 2011 debut Future Before Nostalgia was fully produced and mixed by Kenny Dope, and showed what Chappell was truly capable of. Then, although he appeared on plenty of other peoples’ albums, he didn’t drop his sophomore until last September.
It was worth the wait as 2018’s First Brick not only showed Rasheed’s growth as an MC, but also spotlighted other dope rappers from his lane like Hus Kingpin, Recognize Ali, and Napoleon Da Legend. Not to mention he got assists from respected vets like D.I.T.C. member O.C. and DJ Scratch.
One of the highlights of First Brick was video single, “Street Corner Sh*t,” which was the cut O-Cizzle dropped a hook on. ’Sheed even dropped a bodega-centric video for this heater. Well, he’s not done with the single yet, as he just dropped a remix that adds Heavy Metal Kings Ill Bill and Vinnie Paz. It’s still the same Kay-Dee beat but he arranges it differently with a different break for the chorus.
The Jedi Mind Tricks’ Pistol Packin’ Pazzy gets slap happy with the comp and kicks, “I’m a let these shots fly, go to the brain / And you dummies gonna crash, you ain’t knowing your lane / And I slapped a lot of rappers without knowing they name / And the Muharram fast for emotional gain / Look, I really ain’t tryin’ to get personal with ’em / Y’all are baby food, daycare, nursery rhythm…”
Not to be outdone, Chappell rips, “You ain’t built for the regiment, the pushing and the peddling / Pyrex and the measurers, scammers, and embezzlers / Rugers and the hecklers, shots dem on the regular / Popped right on your cellular, pop, leave you a vegetable / Pots we left with residue, pops left when the rent was due / Hot like when the kettle blew, watch for them boys in blue…” These poets of rhythm are flooding the streets with pure product on this remix.
#BonusBeat: Rasheed Chappell also just dropped another new cut titled “Degrees,” and O.C. drops a verse on this one too: