This’ll be the other debut single off imminent LP Heavyweight from Juliano ‘Recordkingz’ (a.k.a. one half of production duo The Creators) – the first being Heat feat. Mobb Deep. The contrast is quite stunning. Where Heat limps along like a knackered tramp, Rock Ya Shoulders bowls in itching to get it’s toprock on. And where Mobb Deep sound like they couldn’t be arsed with the effort, Latin legends The Beatnuts sound effortless. One suffix and a whole world of difference. The fact that Juliano cannibalizes old New Orleans funk 45 Hung Up by Salt – making this sound like something produced by Diamond D in ’93 doesn’t hurt either. The first true hip-hop banger of the year. Wh-wh-worrrrrrrrrd! (Read RECORDKINGZ – Heavyweight – Album review – HERE)
Out now on digital. Vinyl/CD tbc.
Listen to Recordkingz (feat. The Beatnuts) – Rock Ya Shoulders