The Kool Genius Of Rap’s career spans more than two decades. He was part of a Hip Hop supergroup that contained one of the greatest producers (Marley Marl) and several of the greatest emcees of all time. Not only that, but even in 2011 Kool G Rap is considered a top 5 dead or alive emcee. His influence is evident in the rhymes, lyricism, subject matter and deliveries of The D.O.C., Big Punisher, Black Thought, RA The Rugged Man, Pharoahe Monch, Notorious B.I.G., Ill Bill, Necro, Rick Ross and the list goes on. The Golden Age Holy Trinity Of Emcee Style contained Rakim, Kool G Rap & Big Daddy Kane, you emulated either one of them, two of them or in some cases? All three.
In any event, Kool G Rap is releasing his official 5th solo project (“4, 5, 6″, “Roots Of Evil”, “The Giancana Story” & the EP “Half A Klip”) “Riches, Royalty, Respect” on May 17th, 2011 via Fat Beats. This 15 track album features Havoc of Mobb Deep on a hook and the production of Domingo, Alchemist, Supa Dave, Pokerbeats & Level 13. If the lead single “Sad” is any indication this album is gritty and raw. Shot with steadicams guerilla style in low light with no permits on a minimal budget with no CGI, special effects, green screens or 3D camera work. Just the lead actor and one hell of script. In the end there was only the director and the editor on post production. That’s “Riches, Royalty, Respect” in a nutshell.