Smif-N-Wessun are just about ready to unveil their first full-length project since 2011, all in the spirit of new beginnings. If you're are an ardent follower of the New York rap scene, you might recall hearing about the legal stipulation that led to them changing their name to the Cocoa Brovaz, albeit momentarily. The group released one album under the legal pseudonym before relapsing back into position.
Smiff-N-Wessun owes it to their unending stream of fans to recreate the magic they displayed as pioneers of an epoch in which elements of Boom Bap and Dancehall/Reggae became suffused into one. But to their credit, Tek and Steele have been able to muster the energy they had in 1995, even as the Patois signifier loses its shock appeal to the senses.
On "Let Me Tell Ya," the Duck Down veteran are met with an equally yearnful Rick Ross, himself a victim of circumstances (health) which have in turn derailed his career. Smif-N-Wessun are just about ready to drop, but not before signaling their intent with an ever-so-hungry Rick Ross, one day before The All is set to debut. Hit us with your thoughts.
I miss the old Kanye, can’t f*ck with new lanes
Throwback sneakers and my new chains
Suicidal if my contract was like Lil Wayne's.