LA’s King Fantastic have managed to bring Gangsta rap into the 21st century with their unique brand of electro-infused hip hop. Producer Troublemaker lays down the gauntlet with heavy electronic beats and rapper Killer Reese One picks it up with his aggressive and clever rhymes. The dichotomy works really well as both components complement each other perfectly; this is the gangbanger rap of old reborn with electro fire. After their awesome EPs Finger Snaps and Gun Claps, and Death of Summer I’ve been eagerly awaiting their next batch of music. They’ve duly delivered with a super hyped reworking of Ice-T’s classic ‘Squeeze the Trigger.
Killer Reese One’s Foreword:
“When I was in the second grade, I was at my Dad’s house for the weekend. He had a new record still in the plastic, it was Ice T’s ‘Rhyme Pays’ album. By Monday morning when my Mom picked me up for school, I knew every single word. That album is the blueprint for my brand of gangster rap. That album had a class that was above street level. That album was super authentic LA dopeman/gangbanger/player music. Throughout the years the singular song that has stood the test of time, and managed to speak to a new generational angst, is “Squeeze the Trigger.” The beat and the lyrics are a complete assault on the establishment, and we remade it out of necessity. These words need to be heard more now than ever.”
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