Play “Stolen Herringbone” by Bless Escro more than once


“Stolen Herringbone”: An ode to the quintessential yellow gold necklace, popularised in the nineties.


One to hardly disappoint me, Californian rapper Bless Escro recently dropped a massive nine-track project last month titled, “Stolen Herringbone”. I wouldn’t say that I enjoy one track more than the other because it’s all part of a story he’s telling. If you’re old enough or have done your share of research, you know that the herringbone is a popularised symbol from the nineties. Most likely, if you had one, you were a drug dealer (or you wanted to look like one).

As you continue to listen to the Swapmeet Records release, mixed by DJ Naf, you’ll hear samples stitching the theme together. Production credits go to KinG!, Noiz, and DJ Wes. Its cover art is well-done, too.

Bless Escro's 'Stolen Herringbone' cover art

Photo: Courtesy of the artist

On a personal note, I want to hear the Leimert Park emcee on a track with Carl Sherron, Recognize Ali, and Hus Kingpin. Could we make it happen in the future, gentlemen? You all are way too talented to not be on each other’s radar.

To everyone else, you’d want to hear this project more than once. I won’t judge you, so go ahead. Take a sonic journey into the past. Then, tell a friend to tell a friend about Bless Escro.