Although only recently minted as an official trio in recent past, IDE (producer and owner of Creative Juices Music), Alucard (emcee) and Jise One (emcee of storied rap group The Arsonists) have a long history of creating music together.
So to collaborate and operate as a proper group was simply the next natural progression for these three vets. Known formally as Defiant III (get it?), the New York rap trio — fresh off an appearance on DJ Eclipse‘s Rap Is Outta Control show last night — are set to release an official album, Purge Season this fall.
To give a taste of their effortless flair to murder microphones and hush sucker emcees, the three rap mavens enlisted the DopeHouse to premiere their new single, “Crossfire.” As in, you do not want to get caught in the middle of. If you’ve been missing out on that raw, underground boom-bap stylings that permeated block ciphers and cassette tape decks of the mid-to-late 90s, then look no further. Stream the burner below.