Mp3: Blanco ft. YG, The Jacka, and Messy Marv – “9/11”
Complex premieres Blanco’s first single from Collaborative EP One Hunnid featuring YG, The Jacka and Messy Marv, produced by Tha Bizness
With a ’70s funk bassline and its benjamins-centric artwork, the song “9/11” looks and sounds like it belongs on the Dead Presidents soundtrack. On the track, which Complex featured, Bay Area rapper Blanco gives insight into his personal testimony in spitting the cold hard truth. Known for creating hardcore gangster tracks about weed and money, here he switches gears for the first single from collaborative EP One Hunnid featuring YG, The Jacka, and Messy Marv, produced by Tha Bizness. The track has a nostalgic, funky tranquil feel yet captures the speculative tone set by the lyrics. Though Blanco, YG, The Jacka, and Messy Marv allege material objects as being the main focus of others, the sentimental plea for justice and rejection of a corrupt system causes them to exclaim, “Pardon me while I burst and rise above these flames / had enough of this earth…just give us what we deserve.” By addressing a corrupt society, Blanco draws a parallel between his mentality and the devastating event that occurred over a decade ago. Though representing the West Coast, he gleams a bright light on issues surrounding one of New York’s most horrific events, giving insight on corruptions that continue to effect everyone. The track fades out with a soundbite of former President Bush’s post 9/11 speech, which brings it home.
As co-founder of hip hop label Guerilla Entertainment, Blanco has been responsible for releasing a number of well-received albums. As a rapper himself, he’s grown immensely over the past few years in terms of artistic expression. The message conveyed in “9/11” exhibits great depth and character, and even a rarely-witnessed tender side for these braggadocios, hardcore rappers YG, The Jacka, and Messy Marv. The forthcoming collaborative EP One Hunnid shows a great deal of diversity with additional features from Nipsey Hussle, Mistah FAB, Trae the Truth, and Freeway. The entire EP is produced by Tha Bizness, and will be released on April 15th.
Listen to the song here : https://soundcloud.com/iamguerrilla/9-11-blanco-the-jacka-messy
Blanco (formerly Benny Blanco) is a rapper born in Berkeley, California but bred throughout the Bay Area. Fascinated by gangsta rap at an early age, Blanco began rhyming at 17. In 2004 he and his brother Winslow founded hip-hop label Guerilla Entertainment, which to date has released upwards of over 20 mixtapes and albums. As a member of rap trio The Yay Boyz with fellow label mates Taj-He-Spitz and Lil Hyfe, Blanco released Got Purp (Volumes 1 and 2), The Wizeguys, and full length album Nosebleed Muzic. He has gone on to release several solo projects, including Blanco’s Way and American Pyscho, and more collaborative albums, including Jonestown with Messy Marv and Jacka, and his latest, Raw, with Nipsey Hussle. Blanco has also collaborated with Gucci Mane, Redman, Freeway, Freddie Gibbs and Styles P, and released projects with Araab Muzik and Yukmouth.
Bio, pictures and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/blanco