New ESSO Project – “Y & I Life” Free Download

Also happening in Hip-Hop to kick March off is the new project from the homey Esso. I just had a long talk with him about the business and the need to keep producing quality product, so it only seems right that this is how spring will segue in.

Bringing artistry to Harlem, the kid does my hometown justice while reppin’ the label and campaign that he’s been claiming for a while now.

Click on the Pic of the cover to download

And peep the trailer for it,

and the video for the lead single “Big Bed”. Tell me shorty doesn’t look like a mix of Kyla Pratt and Nina B.!!! Or is that…

 

Bobby challenges Esso to rap faster!

By now, you should know of my GemStars fam and my Group, The Have-Knotz. If not, you will after the summer. Well, the trio consists of me, and my boys Bobby and Komp’L, 2 young Spitters reppin’ Uptown making their own way.

So Last night, we’re doing some of the last bit of writing for our debut project and Esso slides thru to lay a couple of Verses. Now, I’ve known E for a minute but there’s shit I haven’t heard him do yet musically. So as the night winds down and we’re talking industry shit and rap blah blah blah, I ask him if he’s ever rhymed faster than his normal pace in what the people call “Double-time” style. He says yes, but then Bobby swats that down with a disbelieving “I can’t see it“. To this, Esso responds almost immediately as if slapped across the face with a glove and challenged to a duel. He asks my boy Marv xx to throw on the Gucci Mane “Lemonade” instrumental and then stands up to set the record straight. I couldn’t miss this moment, so I break out the iPod and start filming. Then Komp’L steps up and digs through some of his rhymes to end the whole experience with a flurry of bars.

It’s moments like this, when I appreciate being around rappers. otherwise…