MP3: Blanco, Husalah, Kokane – “Grief and His Due” (feat. The Jacka & Boo Banga; prod. by DJ Burn One)

SPIN Debuts First Single from Bay Area Trio’s Forthcoming Tortoise and the Hare EP


Blanco Husalah and Kokane

 The Song:

Bay Area rappers Blanco, Husalah (of the Mob Figaz), and legendary G-Funk crooner Kokane have teamed up to release “Grief and His Due.” Debuting with SPIN, the single serves as promotion for their forthcoming joint EP, Tortoise and the Hare, which is produced in-full by DJ Burn One and due out June 17th on Guerrilla Entertainment. “The track is a posse cut that struts along lo-fi, VHS-addled, funk complete with some Eddie Hazel-like guitar,” says SPIN of the track that also features the Jacka and Boo Banga. Rhyming over sustained guitars about the struggles one needs to encounter to thrive as a rapper, Kokane harmonizes on the chorus, singing “Ain’t nothing change but the weather, I’m still the same / Before you have pleasure, you’ve got to have pain,” while Blanco kicks off his verse rapping “I sacrificed my sanity and buried all my morals / Started acting hungry and stopped acting cordial.”

“Grief and His Due” follows the release of another collaborative EP from Blanco. In April, Blanco teamed up with rap vets The Jacka and Messy Marv for the One Hunnid EP. Produced entirely by Grammy Award-winning production duo Tha Bizness, the project includes features from YG, Freeway, Nipsey Hussle, and Trae The Truth. The EP was met with praise, as RapReviews writes that the “whole album has a smooth cruising feeling to it.”

Listen to “Grief and His Due”:

Check out the SPIN premiere:

Please contact Michelle or Rory if interested in talking with Blanco.

Blanco Background:

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 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. 


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“Grief and His Due”:

“The Grassy Knoll”:

Purchase One Hunnid EP:

Stream One Hunnid EP:

“Change,” feat. Nipsey Hussle:

“9/11,” feat. YG:



“Punch Out”:

“Duck Hunt”:


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