Back in April, El Gant, one of Hip-Hop’s most slept on lyrical lethal weapons partnered up with Smokey Lah, a/k/a Tek of Brooklyn’s infamous and legendary Smif-n-Wessun outfit with “Say Hello To The Bad Guy.” A dynamic alliance no question, but let’s ergo any inclinations that these two heavyweights emcees will be fighting crime anytime soon. A more likely scenario would be for these two anti-heroes to show up at your release party and snatch that mic device out your mitts for noise pollution. Reincarnates of Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh of the famed Lethal Weapon series, El Gant + Tek get set for the release of their aptly titled Gibson Glover LP. To help wet your appetite, the pair take to the slaughterhouse for their rendition of the AraabMUZIK produced “Hammer Dance.” Although this clearly won’t be featured on Gibson Glover, we’re at least given good insight as to their direction, which seems to be devoid of both a bat cave and a police precinct. Stay tuned for more material from rap’s latest dynamic duo..bang, boom, pow.
El Gant & Tek (of Smif-n-Wessun) – “Say Hello To The Bad Guy”
You know that when a track opens with a quotable from Richard Kuklinkski, a/k/a “The Iceman,” one of the most notorious and ruthless contract killers to which the world has ever seen, that the lyrics to follow are going to be nothing short of ruthless. On “Say Hello To The Bad Guy,” Friday the 13th comes in just in time, especially for two NYC veterans. “Say wassup to the bad buy, say goodbye, middle finger to the sky, live wicha hands high/ Welcome to the wild side gutter, slapped by Gibson and the mother fu**in’ Glover.” Stay tuned for more leaks off Gibson & Glover, scheduled to drop this summer!
Unlike the hypocritical rhetoric of some backpack rappers that preach black empowerment during performances to all white audiences, in places like Norway, because they can’t pull a crowd on their home turf, Smif and Wessun are the real deal. Their first album Dah Shinin’, released in January 1995, debuted in the top 5 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and went on to sell over 300,000 copies in the United States.
So strong is their allure to their core fans, that Sean (who refuses to fly in airplanes) drove all the way from Chicago to New …