McGyver’s bilingual LP Carpe Orbem, which translates to “The World is Yours” in Latin, officially hit the globe. An announcement by the Dutch MC was done in style – a one verse-video that’s short, yet deadly.
The album is stand-alone concept on its own, not intended as a cover. Mixing a harsh vocal sound with boombap beats, McGyver writes back to back in Dutch and English, supported by turntablists and live musicians. Interestingly, the album sheds light on Nas‘ classic album, re-contextualized as an outside looking in-interpretation with various reminiscent elements of the classic scattered around McGyver’s LP.
Earlier in 2020, two video singles with Large Professor & Buckwild on production were aired as an early warning shot. The LP features no other than legendary Grammy Award winning producers: Large Professor (Illmatic), Buckwild (DITC), Nottz (Busta Rhymes – Pass The Courvousier), Shroom (Logic & Eminem – Homicide), DJ DNS (Dutch DMC turntablist champion) and other upcoming underground legends.