M1 (of dead prez fame) hit us with a new one a few days ago, featuring this one dude Nas (you heard of ‘m. official Queensbridge murder dem) on the mic and beat cats Beatnick & K-Salaam on the beat, hook and scratches. This track is an ode to Denmark Vessey, who was freed from slavery over 200 years ago on November 9, the same day M1 dropped this joint for us. The track opens with a politically and socially infused flow:
“I’m from east avenue, stretch boulevard, murder row/ where bullet scar stories are all that told, right off the fear freeway, I take genocide highway, exit 187 palm side hill, where I stay, where you can die today.”
M1 and Nas spit about the dangers of streetlife while Beatnick & K-Salaam counter with some hope of escape on the hook. The result is this banger right here. Even though we haven’t heard any solo jawns from M1 in a minute, after “Genocide Highway,” I think its safe to say the wait wasn’t too bad. Take the exit and jump on the highway below.