Allentown, PA spitters King Magnetic and GQ Nothin Pretty hit GQ’s old stomping grounds at William High School as they wax nostalgic on “How It All Started.” Produced by DJ E.REX, the Southside Queens native lives up to his “Mr. Scratch Hook” alias by cutting up the classic MC Shan quotable, “how it all got started, way back when” over the hulking trumpet and hard drums.
Directed by WE L!IVE T.V., we’re privy’d to see see the lyrically-impressive emcees dive into their past and provide some background on events that shaped their lives. With Mag handling the verses, GQ’s catchy vocals on the hook, and E.REX’s brassy production, we’re all treated to a strong throwback banger that doesn’t sound dated.
“Started off high school demos and teen sports, started smoking cigs no harbor I need ‘Ports / Gun tucked like Polo under my jean shorts, didn’t play hoops for a team but seen courts…”
”How It All Started” is part of Mag’s ongoing #weeklyvibes2020 series, which is a regularly updated playlist of the same name that lives on both Spotify and Pandora, and includes all of the music that he’s released this year, along with other handed picked selections.