Jabee – “Checmate” f. Atmosphere & Lil B (prod. Statik Selektah)

blame it on Shake April 24, 2020

It’s been about four years sine Jabee released a full-length album, but the Emmy award-winning rapper (yes, an Emmy) is back at it with This World Is So Fragile And Cruel I’m Glad I Got You dropping May 22nd.

To help kick off the campaign, Jabee has combined the talents of Lil B and Slug (of Atmosphere) to rock on the Statik Selektah-laced “Checmate.”

“The concept really came from Lil B,” Jabee reveals. “I was in NY at Statik’s studio and heard the beat. I did my verse and sent it to Lil B to peep and what he sent back really changed the direction of the song. “At the same time I was also talking to Slug about a track and he really liked the Statik beat and it all came together from there. I identify with both Slug and Lil B in different ways and that duality really shines through on this track.”

Press play on “Checmate” and peep the tracklist below.

  1. “The Mirror” f. Propaganda (prod. Rnd 1)
  2. “Recipe” (prod. 88 Keys)
  3. “Clic” (prod. Smitti Boi)
  4. “No Allegiance” (prod. Smitti Boy)
  5. “We Got It” f. Wale (prod. Leron Vision)
  6. “Food For Thought” f. Medaforacle (prod. Paul Cabbin)
  7. “Fragile and Cruel” f. The Allie Lauren Project (prod. Lauren Nicole Clare)
  8. “Hope” (prod. Blev)
  9. “Checmate” f. Slug & Lil B (prod. Statik Selektah)
  10. “Birth Name” (prod. Smitti Boi)
  11. “Hold Up” (prod. S1 – Symbolic One)
  12. “Our Sons” f. Trishes (prod. Statik Selektah)
  13. “Hands Up” (prod. Smitti Boi)
  14. “Gotta Get To Heaven” f. The Allie Lauren Project (prod. Lauren Nicole Clare)