King Harris & Oh No Recreate Ice-T’s Gangster Stalking Classic “Colors”

blame it on JES7 May 14, 2016

Last month, we properly introduced you to Oxnard, CA emcee King Harris, who made his debut here at the House of Dope with his album intro “Nightmare on Wolff St.,” followed by two other strong singles: “Birds of a Feather” and the Oh No-produced, Game-featured “Right Back to the Money.”

With his project now available on most digital platforms, Harris, who definitely holds the juice, pays homage to Ice-T with a reimagining of Tracy Marrow’s gangster rap classic “Colors.” Produced once again by Oh No, this remix “effectively bridges 1998 with 2016” by referencing some of the same issues we face in the new millennium that was running rampant in the 80s: gang violence, racial tensions, corrupt cops and crack rocks, et al.

“I always wanted to flip that beat. Colors was always one of my favorite movies; it was real in my eyes. It didn’t feel the least bit Hollywood to me. I was seeing that shit around me every day. When Oh No and I were making the album, I knew I wanted him to use this sample; especially with all of the racial tension that is going on — it was perfect,” Harris explained to AFH.

Listen to “Colors” below and purchase Nightmare On Wolff Street on iTunes.