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    Friday, May 19, 2017

    New Music: Kool G Rap ft Cormega, Sheek Louch & Manolo Rose "Capitol Hill"

    The Legendary Kool G Rap Returns With ‘Return Of The Don’ Which Will Be Released On 6-2-17

    Return Of The Don Final Artwork

    XXL Premiere

    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 ambassadors (Nas, Jay-Z, Big Pun, Ice Cube, 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G. etc).

    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, appearing in 1995, which was preceded by Roots of Evil (1998) and The Giancana Story (2002) which featured AZ, Nas, Joell Ortiz, Mobb Deep, and CNN. Six years later, G Rap released Half a Klip (2008), which included production from DJ Premier and DJ Marley Marl.

    On 6-2-17, Kool G Rap will release his new solo album, Return Of The Don, which is entirely produced by MoSS and features a veritable who’s who list of new and familiar spitters; Freeway, Noreaga, Sean Price, Cormega, Raekwon, Sheek Louch, Saigon, Termanology, Fame, KXNG Crooked, Conway The Machine & Westside Gunn (the newest signees to Eminem’s Shady Records) and the late Sean Price.

    Kool G Rap states “The Return Of The Don represents; an amalgamation of past, present and future and a tribute to some of my most favorite spitters worldwide; this is my salute to those artists."

    After releasing the projects first single, “Wise Guys,” featuring Freeway and Fame two weeks ago, G Rap returns with “Capitol Hill” featuring Cormega, Sheek Louch and Manolo Rose via an exclusive premiere with XXL.

    “I wrote a verse to a sinister MoSS beat and I like what the kid Manolo Rose is doing so asked him to lace the hook” G Rap commented to XXL. “Manolo’s hook really captured the vibe (Shit Is Beautiful On Capitol Hill, But Down Here Shit Get Ugly) and Mega and Sheek just added to that vibe, they are two peers I have great respect for; and they both killed it.”

    Checkout the XXL premiere: here

    Pre-order Kool G Rap’s Return Of The Don at iTunes: here

    Kool G Rap "Return Of The Don" Tracklisting & Credits:

    1.) “Return Of The Don”

    2.) “Mack Lean” feat. Fred The Godson & AG Da Coroner

    3.) “Criminal Outfit” feat. Noreaga

    4.) “Wise Guys” feat. Fame (M.O.P.) & Freeway

    5.) “Out For That Life” feat. Raekwon

    6.) “Times Up”

    7.) “Capitol Hill” feat. Manolo Rose, Sheek Louch & Cormega

    8.) “Running” feat. Termanology & Saigon

    9.) “World Is Mine” feat. KXNG Crooked, Willie The Kid & Pearl Gates

    10.) “Popped Off” feat. Sean Price & Ransom

    11.) “Rest In Peace” feat. Conway The Machine & Westside Gunn

    ***All Tracks Produced by MoSS

    Kool G Rap “Return Of The Don World Tour Dates:

    May 12 Philadelphia, PA - Voltage Lounge 

    May 13 Manchester, NH - Shaskeen Pub

    May 25 New York, NY - BB Kings

    June 10 Rome, Italy - Villaggio Globale

    June 13 Stockholm, Sweden – Kagelbanan

    June 14 Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset

    June 16 Dublin, Ireland - Sugar Club

    June 19 Glasgow, UK O2 ABC2

    June 20 Leeds, UK - Wardrobe

    June 21 Manchester, UK - Sound Control

    June 22 Bristol UK - O2 Academy Bristol

    June 23 London UK - O2 Academy Islington

    June 26 Norwich, UK - Norwich Arts Centre

    June 28 Leicester, UK - 2 Funky Caf

    July 6 Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Bitterzoet

    July 8 Oslo, Norway - Blaa

    July 9 Paris, France - Paris hiphop festival

    August 18 Orpund, Switzerland - Royal Arena Festival

    August 19 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic - Hip Hop Kemp Festival

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