Bryant Dope – “Down In The City”

blame it on JES7 July 30, 2016

“Never lifted weight but my bars keep the muscle.”

Perhaps it’s just me, but I find it a little ironic when supposed fans of Hip-Hop and self-proclaimed SJWs complain about the lack of artists addressing the issues of police violence against unarmed Black men, yet, when an artist actually records something meaningful, it seems to fall by the wayside.

Case in point is Bryant Dope‘s poignant loosie, “Rage,” fueled by the anger the Queens emcee felt “shortly after digesting the ruling in the Akai Gurley case.” Seriously, it’s a great, heartfelt song that should be heard by everyone.

I’m digressing (© Meka). Today, Bryant is back with “Down In the City,” the third single off How Is It Now, due out on August 2nd. Produced by Tony Beatz, Bryant channels the classic New York rap sounds which have seemingly gone astray, independently maneuvering through the Rotten Apple with the weight of the city resting heavily on his shoulder and mind.