As a pioneer of Mafioso Hip-Hop, Kool G Rap is often cited by fellow emcees and critics as one of the most influential and trend-setting rappers of the past two decades. Whether as a member of the ground-breaking Juice Crew, or his classic LP’s with DJ Polo, G Rap’s influence still resounds today as shown by Pusha T’s “King Push” where he name drops the Queen’s emcee “rage against the machine/black Zach De La Rocha/and a cranberry roaster/inside track on a G Rap poster.”
Likewise, Necro has also carved out his own unique standing in the industry, whether it was playing guitar in a metal band at the tender age of 11, rhyming alongside his brother Ill Bill, producing his own material and for artists such as Non-Phixion, Cage, & Raekwon, or creating his own Independent label, Psycho+Logical-Records, which has thrived for over a decade now and released over two-dozen projects (including nine of his own). Necro has toured the globe many times over, been a participant in some of the genre’s top festivals (Rock The Bells & Paid Dues) and even created his own film production company.
Kool G Rap & Necro have now joined forces and on 11-19-2013 will be releasing a collaborative project as The Godfathers entitled Once Upon A Crime which will be released on RBC/Pyscho+Logical-Records.
The duo is back with a new leak, “Omerta” (translated in Mafioso as “vow of silence”—and as G Rap and Necro explain, prejudice and retaliation against informants is common in their circle).
The Godfathers (Kool G Rap & Necro) “Once Upon A Crime” LP Tracklisting:
1.) Teflon Dons
2.) The City
3.) High Tension
4.) Punched Dead In The Face (Skit)
5.) Black Medicine
7.) The Pain
9.) We’ll Kill You
10.) Crook Catastrophe & The Gunblast Kid
12.) I Hate You (Skit)
14.) Trigga 4 Hire
15.) American Sickos
16.) Wolf Eyes
17.) Heart Attack
18.) Once Upon A Crime