A-1 "Summertime Sadness"

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I'm going on a tare with this Summer music, but this one takes a decidedly different tone than the lasttwo drops. Bay Area emcee A-1 decides to take Ryan Hemsworth's remix of Lana Del Rey's "Summertime Sadness" and flip it into some new shit. As 50 so eloquently once said: "In the hood summer time is the killing season, it's hot out this bitch that's a good 'nuff reason." As is the case all over the country, the violence tends to turn up a notch in the summer months, A-1 expands on this sad reality with this dope new track. A-1 is easily one of the illest emcees I've heard over the last few years, stop sleepin' on dude. Catch his tour dates here.