queens is on the radar right now, in a major way. a few months back i brought you action bronson, the round mound of ill sounds. tonight we’ve got nasty nigel, remy banks and lasky jones. together, they’re known as children of the night. i’m tired, and zoning out to their where the wild things are mixtape, so the words escape me, but these guys…they have it. they’ve got an effortless, relaxed approach to mc’ing. it’s jazzy and smart like de la soul, it’s tightly produced and uniquely new york like mobb deep. it’s dope, plain and simple.
children of the night aren’t bashful about their affinity for top-notch rhyming. they’re consciously concerned with their craft. all three mc’s command the mic without bullying the spotlight. it’s refreshing to hear a group that has no weak link. they trade wordplay and tag team on and off the beat like a well-oiled machine. COTN seem hungry and ready to show and prove that queens has got something to say. if you knew better you’d listen up.
head to their bandcamp page and cop every tape they’ve done for free. something tells me you won’t be disappointed.