Hip Hop’s golden era constituent, Queens’ native, the godfather of Mafioso rap, legendary and influential emcee, Kool G Rap, broke out in the late 80s and early 90s as one-half of the duo with DJ Polo. Together, Kool G Rap and DJ Polo released three undisputed classic albums; beginning with their debut album, Road To The Riches (1989), Wanted: Dead or Alive (1990) and Live and Let Die (1992).
Simultaneously, G Rap and DJ Polo gained notoriety as members of the Juice Crew, whose noteworthy membership includes DJ Marley Marl, Big Daddy Kane, Masta Ace, and Roxanne Shante At the height of hip-hop’s golden age, The Juice Crew was the definition of innovative and not only influenced the culture as a whole (style, lyricism, creativity), but also impressed the importance of style, substance, and technique upon the next wave of street ambassadors.
After a successful run with DJ Polo and the Juice Crew, G Rap embarked on a solo career, with his solo debut, 4, 5, 6, (1995), which was preceded by Roots of Evil (1998) and The Giancana Story (2002). Since then, we’ve only been intermittingly blessed by bodies of work from the Kool Genius Of Rap; Half a Klip (2008), Riches, Royalty, Respect (2011), Return Of The Don (2017) and Son Of G Rap with 38 Spesh (2018).
Now, heads can rejoice, because Kool G Rap is back, and his return includes the announcement of his forthcoming album, Last of A Dying Breed, and a new single with fellow icon and Juice Crew member Big Daddy Kane who guests on the aptly-titled “Fly Till I Die”; which was premiered by Ambrosiaforheads.
With Hip-Hop about to celebrate its 50th birthday, G Rap’s new single and album announcement coincides with his induction (the induction class also includes Slick Rick, Diamond D, Whodini, UTFO & Chubb Rock) into the National Hip-Hop Museum. The induction ceremony will take place on 8-26-22, at Atlantucky in Atlanta, GA. The induction ceremony will conclude with “Fly Till I Die” being played for the distinguished guests in attendance.
Kool G Rap’s Last Of A Dying Breed will be released on 10-14-22 and features collaborations with AZ, Sean Price, NEMS, Vado, 38 Spesh, Royal Flush, and Big Daddy Kane; with production supplied by Domingo.
You can now purchase, stream, add and favorite “Fly Till I Die” at your preferred DSP: sparta.ffm.to/ftid