Record Label: Diamond Media 360
After releasing several mixtapes, and full length albums, the prolific NYC based veteran El Gant gears up for his latest full length effort ‘Beast Academy,’ produced entirely by JOAT (Jack Of All Trades), who to date has produced for the likes of La Coka Nostra, Ill Bill, and Vinnie Paz, among others. ‘Beast Academy’ is an aggressive, fast paced offering that pairs the lyrically inclined El Gant with several of the industries most revered lyricists, from seasoned vets such as El Da Sensei (of The Artifacts), and Ill Bill (Non Phixion, La Coka Nostra), to today’s burgeoning talents like Chris Webby and Torae. The ten track offering also includes a helping hand on “Based Loaded” from El Gant’s super group Infinity Gauntlet, which consists of Shabaam Sahdeeq, F.T., Bekay and Red Eye.
“Shottas” b/w “Come Again” is the debut 7-inch release from Brooklyn’s DJ Prince. Having toured the world as Skyzoo’s DJ, Prince has amassed his debut compilation LP, Test My Sound, which was released in May of 2014. Building off the momentum of this release, Prince is pleased to release the limited edition pressing of two of the project’s standouts, “Shottas,” featuring Sean Price, and “Come Again,” both of which are produced by Boston’s Cyrus the Great. Conceptually, “Shottas” builds off the notion of protecting what you love, which in this instance is the music. To lyrically murder the competition, while extending a hand to the one’s who’ve paved the way. The flip side, “Come Again” is the LP’s debut single; a slick, braggadocios track that showcase’s DJ Prince’s lyrical aptitude…a prince in his prime.