The first mention of Queens-born rapper Red Eye‘s Fatrick Ewing mixtape came during the Spring of 2014, when the vicious emcee with a ravenous appetite delivered his Mr. Cheeks-featured single “Hemperor’s Theme.”
However, the former Florida native has since gone radio silent after being featured on the posse cut “Bases Loaded,” which saw him, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Fuc That, Bekay and El Gant trade perverse bars over some heavy Jack Of All Trades production.
Popping back up in 2016, it looks like Red Eye is finally ready to make good on his promise, with plans to release the long-overdue Fatrick Ewing on April 19th. Expect features from Joell Ortiz, Blaq Poet, Tragedy Khadafi, Bekay and more.
To commemorate the occasion, Red Eye sets the tone with “Baddest MF,” a rowdy, bouncy, boom-bap affair with production provided by Sweden’s DJ Qvali. Along with the perfectly choreographed chorus cuts, and a rewind-worthy verse from Born Unique — “Baddest MF” is part homage to DJ Premier, and a turbulent, rhapsodic journey into the third eye of a lyricist who knows what this rap shit is truly about.