Emskee & Mac McRaw - It’s About Time

Written by  | 10 September 2015

Cold Rock Stuff have a reputation of releasing quality Hip Hop joints. Some might say it's throwback rap, and I would probably agree as each release captures that classic nineties golden era feel but with a contemporary twist. This new joint certainly doesn't disapoint. It's a collaboration between New York rapper Emskee and Mac McRaw.

I'll start with the B Side in this review first, because what we get is the original track direct from 1995 and never previously released. It's got all those trademark nineties motifs: The obscure jazz horn sample, The SP12 8 bit crunch, the filtered bassline - and is that the same Jimmy McGriff sample that Wise Intelligent used on Steady Slangin? 

The A side turns the tempo up a notch with a complete reworking of the tune by Mac McRaw, and new lyrics recorded by Emskee. The beats are denser, but still have that nineties feel. Picking a favourite out of the two tracks was impossible for me. I loved them both and grabbed doubles as soon as I could. You best get yours on as well as this release is limited to 300 copies and is expected to sell out quick.

Grab them over here

Shan Frenzie

Shan Frenzie

Australian based deejay, radio presenter for 2SER FM, record collector, and chief rocker of Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Disco and everything inbetween.

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