Brisco eventually got his act together and last year landed some key guest spots on DJ Khaled’s album (“Future of Dade”) and Rick Ross’ critically lauded LP (“I’m a G” featuring Lil Wayne). Weezy was so impressed with Brisco’s measured, straightforward flow that he helped orchestrate a deal for him on Cash Money this past November. Now, his Poe Boy/Cash Money debut, Street Medicine, is set for a summer release.
With features from Ross, Wayne and Fat Joe, as well as production from the Runners and Cool & Dre, who produced Brisco’s lead single, “I’m Into Dat,” the Florida MC is looking to be this year’s Mr. 305. “[Brisco’s] an honest rapper,” says Dre. “Sometimes an honest rapper’s imagination might not be out of control, because they deal with what’s in front of their eyes. But you believe him.”
That authenticity is what Brisco hopes will help listeners learn from his life’s lessons. “There’s a lot of pain on these streets,” he says. “And I want people to listen to my music to cope.” Food for thought.
——- Read the rest of our Show & Prove picks in XXL’s April 2007 issue (#90)