Smoke DZA & Manolo Rose – “Black Elite” f. Royce 5’9″

blame it on Meka March 22, 2016

What happens when Harlem meets Brooklyn? Hopefully something like this.

Uptown spitter Smoke DZA — fresh from the release of his He Has Risen EP with Harry Fraud — and Bed-Stuy riser Manolo Rose will join forces for a collaborative project, 867 Madison. Even better? They set things off with the one rapper whose focus has been razor sharp lately: Royce Da 5’9″, on “Black Elite.”

Sampling Shaquille O’Neal’s (yes, that Shaq) “Still Can’t Stop the Reign,” the three glide over producer 183rd‘s bass-heavy backdrop and can be heard below.