Hot 97 radio jockey Peter Rosenberg gets it. He’s a New Yorker who unabashedly loves hip hop. He has insane connections in the game. What better to do than call in a few favors from Joey Badass, Action Bronson and golden boy producer Harry Fraud for New York Renaissance, a beast coast borough-spanning block party?
Thank goodness this isn’t your average tape. There’s no shouting DJ, no annoying host or numbing drops. No sirens or gun shots clapping while they spin it back. Just the tried and true formula of beats and rhymes. Rosenberg features some of the east’s brightest stars. Bronson, Flatbush Zombies and World’s Fair shine bright. Newcomers Kris Kasanova and Pro Era’s Nyck Caution could very well could be next to blow, while features from seasoned indie vets Homeboy Sandman and Smoke Dza anchor all the nervous energy.
Worth a download and certainly the spins as we enter windows and sunroof weather. When the east is in the house…oh my God.