Styles P Has Released A New Album. His Song With Lil Fame Features 2 Pros At Work (Video)
AUGUST 27 UPDATE: Styles P and Lil Fame released a video for “The Professionals:
ORIGINAL MAY 3 STORY: Today (May 3), Styles P has released his latest album, S.P. The GOAT: Ghost Of All Time. In recent years, the LOX member has haunted fans with an onslaught of freestyles and independent releases themed on his longtime nickname and Rap persona. He also took time for two celebrated collaborative projects, 2017’s The Seven with Talib Kweli, and last year’s Beloved alongside Dave East.
Styles’ first drop of ’19 features the kind of bully bars that P has delivered for nearly 25 years. A highlight within the 12-song collection is “The Professionals.” It involves M.O.P.’s Lil Fame on the chorus. These two have bonded quite a bit over this decade. Styles appeared on Fame and Termanology’s Fizzyology, alongside Busta Rhymes. Chris Rivers orchestrated a 2017 encore, with Sheek Louch in tow. A few months after, Brooklyn producer Planit Hank secured Holiday Styles, Fizzy Womack, and a pre-Shady Conway The Machine for the Mortal Kombat-inspired “Finish Him.”
2019’s moment isolates Styles and Fame. These are two concrete MCs who have amassed large followings by staying pure to their plans. However, both of these New York street Rap giants have demonstrated maturity as artists and men.
“Play your position / Listen / Drug dealer musician / Now I sell fruit, let’s call this fruition / School of hard knocks, yeah I paid my tuition,” Styles spits at the top of the song. The bars reference his health drink chain, and perhaps his years in major label purgatory. Moments later, the Yonkers, New Yorker boasts that he’s harder than all of The Avengers overtop of a beat that sounds like a soulful rendition of vintage amusement park sounds. Lil Fame airs out the song with a menacing chorus, letting Heads know that these are two Rap pros. Styles gets to the second verse. “Well let me get back to it / Lotta ni**as hop on the beat, but cannot rap to it / Now me, I change flows like I change clothes / The mango on the tip of the nine, out the Durango / A lot of rappers sweeter than the 14th of February / A pint of Ben & Jerry’s / Claimin’ they legendary.” Fizzy throws his ad-libs in the background. While the Mash Out member does not deliver a full verse, he is an unmistakable force on the track in the assisting role.
S.P. The GOAT: Ghost Of All Time also features Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, and Whispers, among others. Styles appeared on Oswin Benjamin’s Godfrey LP last month. Meanwhile, Fame appeared on Bun B & Statik Selektah’s TrillStatik.