in ,

Chicago rappers Philmore Greene and Neak release abstract Hip-Hop track ‘The Gift’: Listen

Photo: Courtesy of the artists

This is Doo-Wop in the Harlem Renaissance era. — Philmore Greene

Photo: Courtesy of the artists

This week, Chicago rappers Philmore Greene and Neak release ‘The Gift’, which features a backing track that commemorates the abstract Hip-Hop style mostly enjoyed by Dilla fans and his lucky collaborators worldwide. The gentlemen trade verses about their lives, what it took to get to where they are now, and sacrifice and dedication.

I missed a lot of sleep just for me to spit filthy, said Philmore Greene rapped.

Listen to the soundscape that mentions the late great Chris Lighty, references the uncanny arrests of Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons, and lastly, implements audio that explains the ethereal presence of music. It’s beautiful.



GRUNGECAKE

Written by Richardine Bartee

Her unprejudiced love for people, the arts, and business have taken her this far. Join Richardine on her journey as she writes history into existence, one article at a time. Richardine is a member of the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs, and a GRAMMY U Mentor. She is part of the Complex Day Ones, an exclusive community to help make the Complex experiences even better.