38 Spesh has been so focused on producing for the last year, rappers finally got a chance to breathe. But that ends with the release of 7 Shots, which will once again demonstrate how effortless emceeing is for the Rochester mastermind.
Upstate boss 38 Spesh is known for dropping guest verses that are the highlight of other artists’ albums. He has quietly become tastemakers’ top pick for “next to blow.” Just ask DJ Premier, Sway, Method Man, Lloyd Banks, or Mistah FAB. Further, his ear for talent heralded the arrival of Che Noir and the reemergence of Ransom. Not to mention, he signed Benny The Butcher to his label almost a decade before he entered the spotlight. And as far as his production, he may be the most slept-on beat-maker in the game. He has crafted tailor-made, distinctive sound beds for a who’s who list of emcees in the new underground.
Though Spesh has been content to play the background while helping others move to the forefront, starting now, he is about to go on an epic run, as its time for Spesh to take his place among the scene’s elite; and it all starts with 7 Shots, the third installment in his evolving fan-favorite “Shots Series.”
To celebrate the release of 7 Shots, Spesh also released the video for “Painful,” which features Freeway and Che Noir. The video for “Painful” can be viewed below.
38 Spesh’s 7 Shots features collaborations with Ransom, Che Noir, Freeway, Eto and production from The Heatmakerz, Jimmy Dukes and Streetrunner. 7 Shots is now available to purchase, stream, add and favorite at your preferred DSP: orcd.co/7shots