Last time Nolan The Ninja was around the DopeHouse, he impressed by running bars around competition on “Modesty” with Quelle Chris and Denmark Vessey. A month later he returns with just as much vigor on “Calisthenics” featuring Royce 5’9″, the latest single from his upcoming YEN album.
Inviting Royce requires that you hold your own so you don’t get waxed on your own song, and Nolan does that and then some. Each spit minute-long verses amidst the 3:13 song (representative of the Detroit area code, where both are from — “Modesty” was the same length), seemingly using each other as competition to out-rap the other. As it should be.
Listen to “Calisthenics” below.