The New York rap scene has made somewhat of a resurgence the last few years, spearheaded by the likes of Roc Marciano, Ka, Ratking, French Montana, ASAP Mob, Bodega Bamz, and Action Bronson, to name a few. Now with Uptown's Dave East, A Boogie, and Young M.A. making some noise in terms of some mainstream success, let us not forget NYC's underground.
Buffalo's Westside Gunn and Conway are hitting us with the fly, bully raps while Hempstead, Long Island's Hus Kingpin & Smoovth are more subtle with their approach and just as much chemistry. The duo hailing from L.I. pay homage to Prodigy's classic solo debut H.N.I.C., released in 2000, with a 12-track LP of their own.
"H.N.I.C. dropped Nov. 14 in 2000. My older brother had the vinyl, it was my favorite LP in high school, son, and I was 16 years old when it dropped. It's only right that we rep the 16-year anniversary, 100 salutes to P." - Complex Mag
01 Bloodsport Kings (Produced by Mike Price) 02:20
02 Can't Complain Pt. 2 featuring Big Twins, SageInfinite (Produced byGiallo Point) 02:58
03 Frank Matthews (Produced by M.W.P.) 02:35
04 Mega Genesis featuring SageInfinite (Produced by Giallo Point) 03:02
05 The Unveiled featuring Rasheed Chappell, Montage Øne (Produced by All Ceven) 03:48
06 Hempstead (Produced by Sharp) 03:07
07 Ocean Bricks featuring Godfather Pt. 3, Rozewood (Produced by Twiz The BeatPro) 06:25
08 Colors Of A Butterfly (Produced by Wun Two) 03:05
09 Versace Picture Frames (Produced by J.O.D.) 03:58
10 Dwayne Wave Pt. 2 (Produced by Macapella) 02:49
11 City Of Gods (Remix) featuring Al Divino, Recognize Ali (Produced by Sultan Mir) 04:51
12 Royce Gracie featuring Supreme Cerebral, Rozewood, Planet Asia (Produced by Clypto) 03:28