Consequence and Brand Nubian Are Lyrical Assassins on “Killer”
The Queens MC known for his time with Tribe Called Quest and his work with Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco and many more comes off as an animated gangsta, jokingly—but dead seriously—slaughtering the competition over his own self-produced, rastafari-infused banger. "Hey call me hot desert sand, I be killing camel toes/And like mirage the boss, I let the cannon go/You walk a mile in my shoes, you'll get hammer toes/I'm about to buy the same crib that made Hammer broke," rhymes Cons over the reggae/rap/rock mixture.
Brand Nubian MCs Lord Jamar and Sadat X are not too far behind. The rap legends add their own deadly bars, complimented by hints of patois and tribal drums. "Killer" comes behind Cons "Heir to the Throne," his heartfelt collaboration with his four-year-old son Caiden.
The second single off Growing Up in New York is definitely a banger and when it comes to production Cons has a lot more in store, as he plans to develop and expand his production chops. "Production for me is an extension of the tree that has flourished, an extension of my creativity," Cons said in 2015. "It's probably the same way Eminem looks at how he does beats. But I'm grounded in rap. I obviously still have a lot of ground to prove as a producer but I had a great start because my first production was Beyoncé. So I gotta f**k s**t up."
Growing Up in New York drops in June. Listen to "Killer" up top.
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