In 1999, Ran and the Cella Dwellas collaborated on the street single “The Introduction” (released through indie label Bronx Science) with production provided by fellow Jersey native Nick Wiz (Cella Dwellas, Mad Skillz, Miilkbone, Pudgee Tha Phat Bastard).
With just under two months before Ran Reed’s 20-track Still Commanding Respect LP arrives, the veteran emcee calls on his two previous collaborators for the neck-breaking single “The Crew,” built around a sample of Das EFX’s “Real Hip-Hop” and driven by Nick Wiz’s bone-chilling boom-bap and an ear-piecing synth line which serves as the driving rhythm for the chorus.
- Hard Rhymer
- The Crew f. U.G.
- Still Commanding Respect
- Stray Shot f. LoVel
- Pathetic M.C.’s f. Bumpy Knuckles
- Mind Of A Gangster
- Silly Love
- Doo Doo f. D.J. Modesty
- Walking Testimony
- Marked For Death f. Kool G. Rap
- The Innovator f. Shabaam Sahdeeq
- Switch Up
- The God’s Power f. Sadat X
- Made For Me
- The Gun Boy Interlude f. M.O.P.
- Tortured Souls f. U.G.
- Invasion f. D.V. Alias Khryst
- Dedication (Part II)
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