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War Elephants feat. Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire

by Fresh Daily



feat. Mr. Muthafuckin' exQuire. prod. by BMB SpaceKid

we recorded this at Converse Rubber Tracks in like 2014 probably.
I wanted to add more to it and get it mastered and crispier sounding.
But as I listen back to it now, I like the gritty unfinished lofi element it has to it, feels like a mixtape cut off an old Dj Clue tape.

As two enlightened black men from Brooklyn public housing who made it past 25 years of age to thrive and create art, there's much to celebrate with this track. I titled it "War Elephants" because Hannibal of Carthage crossed the Alps on Elephants and stomped on many an enemy head in war and this felt like that kinda proclamation.

He might hate this story, but the first time I saw exQuire rock, was at Bowery Poetry Club. His skinny jeans ripped that night mid-performance because mans was going HARD and rapping for his life on that tiny stage. It left an indelible mark on me. He gave me a copy of his mixtape on cd. I still have it.

If you know him as an artist in the mid to post-blog era NYC rap scene, he quickly rose to rap prominence off a Mishka-assisted single that boasted one of the hardest remixes feat. the long-heralded return of indie rap OG EL-P. That rise included a record deal, a single with Gucci Mane and a host of other things. In this time, I faded to the back to focus on myself and my event series brand. But despite wherever HIS lengthy accomplishments in music took him, whenever brody & I crossed paths, he always acknowledged my skill, my influence and my accomplishments.

it's dope to be appreciated after dipping & returning. Shouts to BMB Spacekid who used to send me beat tape after beat tape and this one was on it. I played beats for Exquire and skipped this one, he ran it back and picked this one to my utter surprise.

Feels right to let this one loose. Enjoy.


released December 2, 2023


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