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Fifthgod’s debut album is making New York history.
Long Island record producer and cinematographer, Fifthgod just released his debut album, The Fifth Tape.
The 15-track compilation project features appearances from the likes of Ab-Soul, DA$H, Chris Wattz, Dot Demo, Fab 5 Freddy, Fashawn, History, King Critical, Marlon Craft, Radamiz, RetcH, Skyzoo, Tragedy Khadafi, and more.
Fifthgod’s production and direction on the album — which was five years in the making — serves to bridge generational gaps as he brings together various veterans and known names with rising rappers to reinstate New York’s historic hip-hop standing.
In a statement, Fifthgod attributed the project as a testament to the process of personal and professional growth.
This album rings true to a specific sound within this culture that not too many others are attempting to uphold anymore. A project that embraces a changing industry and passes the torch to those who are up next, while placing importance on paying respect to the roots of this global phenomena we call Hip-Hop.
I had only one simple intention when starting to formulate this LP back in 2014: To create an album of music that I could personally be proud of. A project consisting of my close friends and acquaintances throughout New York who I so passionately believed in, alongside other artists of the culture who I consider to be some of the best in the game right now. I wanted to create a piece of music that could serve as a tribute to a culture that has provided me with so much guidance, wisdom, and purpose throughout my life.
Listen to “The Fifth Tape” album below.
Ivie is a Nigerian-American, native New Yorker, and journalist covering culture. Usually on-air, on deadline, and on point. @ivieani