There’s an intoxicating madness swirling with the grit and grime of “Crossfire,” the murderous new single from NYC rap crew Defiant III. It’s also the first we’re hearing off their upcoming LP, ‘Purge Season.’
A big reason for that aforementioned madness is the production, which is handled Warryn Syde and group member IDE, who’s joined on the mic by Alucard, and Jise One, of the much-loved Arsonists. This won’t surprise anyone who’s followed the crew, because they’ve worked so well together previously. And while their former efforts have been just as punishing, it’s “Crossfire” that hits especially hard with bars you’ll want to revisit repeatedly to break them down. Easily translated to Genius this is not. And hey, if the rest of Purge Season is even half as good as this, it’ll most certainly earn its spot on year-end lists.
“Crossfire” now available for stream and free download, while ‘Purge Season’ will be released this fall via Creative Juices Music through all major digital retailers and streaming platforms.
Check out IDE and Jise along with MC WhiteOwl on DJ Eclipse’s Rap Is Outta Control show on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
New album from Sadat X with production from IDE!
One fourth of the legendary Hip Hop group Brand Nubian, Sadat X is slated to release his 12th Studio album entitled “AGUA” on Tommy Boy Entertainment. Comprised of 18 new tracks, the quiet bald head with the golden voice has teamed up with an all-star production team (Pete Rock, Diamond D, DJ Scratch, Will Tell, Easy Moe Bee, NickWiz, Da Beatminerz, Dub Sonata, IDE and Fokis) and has enlisted a crew of Hip-Hop heavyweights to feature on the project (Lord Jamar, Dres, R.A. The Rugged man, Rahzel, A.F.R.O., Rhyme Fest, Ed O.G., Thirstin Howl III, DV Alias Kryst, Wordsworth, Shabam Sahdeeq, and Milano Constantine). The culmination of years perfecting his craft, an unimaginable amount of hours spent in the studio, and raw unadulterated lyrical skill, “AGUA”, is sure to be one of the highlights of Sadat’s solo career.