“just a quick story based on the years from 1986 through 1998ish”
Amongst TDE’s roster of high-profile emcees, Punch sits quietly and confidently like a sleeping giant in the mountainside, churning out cold new loosies on an almost monthly basis. He’s been the consummate cinematic rapper over the year, dropping hard-knocking solo outings like “Uninspired” and “Fear,” linked with his label mates on “25” and “A Project Mind,” and half of those have been in just the last six months or so.
Today, he returns with jazz, waxing cinematic yet again on his latest loosie, “King.” Over a crackling piano line and big-knock drums Punch spits vivid verses that delve into hood royalty and its nature, where the idolization begins to take on mythological proportions. There may be no plan for an album from the TDE chief, but if he keeps dropping gems like these, there will simply be no need. Hear Punch’s latest joint below and hold tight for the imminent arrival of yet another in the new year and the years well beyond that. Jump back to TDE’s Holiday Concert in Watts for a glimpse at the fruits of his labor.