Raz Simone is releasing every track from his upcoming album Cognitive Dissonance Part II in weekly “episodes.” This week is Episode 3: “Street Lights,” a hustler’s love song and lament that works well as a companion piece to 2Pac’s like-minded “Run Tha Streetz.” Cognitive Dissonance Part II will be available for download on January 28, 2015.
Grynch is ten years, four albums, and a grip of mixtapes deep into a rap career that has seen the proclaimed King of Ballard garner worldwide fans and a copious amount of Seattle rap leverage. Street Lights (released today) is his most recent offering, and it contains more of the same reflective yet self-assured raps as his past work. SL boasts production from a VIP list of 206 board operators (Jake One, MTK, Trox, and Justo among them) and a straight-up awesome cameo from California’s legendary G-funk hook man, Kokane. A full album review is coming soon right here.
Grynch, through no fault of his own, elicits fussy criticism from Town music writers and rap heads alike. But, as he states in his new track “Carry On”, “Been in the game for ten years” is an unfuckwitable statistic, especially considering how so many other buzzing MCs fall by the wayside after far lesser time making music.
Street Lights is the new album from Grynch dropping tomorrow (Tue, April 29). Catch the Ballard native rocking an album release show in his honor on May 2 at the Crocodile, along with a team of sparkling acts: The Bar, Dave B and Jake One.