Real Rap Returns Thanks To Remy Ma and Rapsody!
EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! This weekend, DJ Premier released his Hip Hop 50 Vol.1 compilation, which featured a few of his favorite rhymers. In doing so, he set the stage for Remy Ma to annihilate practically all of her peers!
On their latest offering, Mrs. Terror Squadian launched into her “Remy Rap” collaboration with Rapsody with both guns blazing! She kicks off the record claiming that there are only “5 dope female rappers” out. She also chastised the majority of female rap artists for relying on social media sex appeal for spins.
Assuming Remy counts herself and Rapsody … that would only leave 3 remaining spots on the dope list. Who else could she mean?! Rapsody also added testosterone to the track, comparing her rap skills to carrying the weight of the world in her pants while having gag reflexes. Ready to rumble, Remy, a versatile and veteran battle rapper, recently stated that she believes rappers who simply recite their lyrics are more akin to karaoke stars or comedians than actual MCs. Sheesh!
Accompanying the amazing audio is a flash to the past with a Maya Table-directed vibrant visual. The music video pays homage to Golden Era Hip Hop with Premo spinning records on a New York City rooftop, while Remy and Rapsody rhyme hard hitting bars while wearing pieces from Adidas and Gucci’s ’80s-inspired collaboration.
In fact, there’s plenty of hometown pride on display. For instance, the former Terror Squad member wears a custom New York Rangers jersey with “Remy #1” on the back, while Rapsody wears a custom Carolina Hurricanes jersey with “Rap #2” on the back.
While Premier’s Hip Hop 50 also includes fire features from Lil Wayne, Nas, Joey Bada$$, Killer Mike, and El-P waving the Run The Jewels flag… it appears to be Remy’s world, and they’re just living in it. This drop off was the first in a series of producer-driven EPs from Mass Appeal’s Hip Hop 50 campaign, a multi-media initiative celebrating the culture’s global impact as it approaches its 50th anniversary this August.
On Thursday August 11th, Hip Hop celebrated its 49th birthday — commemorating the fateful 1973 DJ Kool Herc party in the Bronx which is widely regarded as the genre’s birth. Additionally, a portion of the series’ proceeds will be donated to various charitable organizations, including the Universal Hip Hop Museum in the Bronx, which is set to open in 2024.
For now, press play on “Remy Rap” and let us know what you think here at Hip Hop Weekly!