After a 5 year hiatus from dropping solo projects, the Poughkeepsie, NY native and 1/3 of Jamo Gang (Ras Kass, El Gant and J57), returns with a surprise EP titled Gantiago. The 4 song project features production from underground boom-bap veteran Rob Viktum, D.I.T.C. and Griselda collaborator Motif Alumni, long time producer and brother J Blanc, as well as his Jamo Gang group member and head of the Five-Se7en collective imprint the project is released through, J57. The EP also features his Jamo Gang group-mate and west coast legend Ras Kass, as well as DJ Ready Cee, Jonny Vulgar, Turk NY, and Canadian singer/songwriter Georgette.
“I have a full length solo album coming at the end of the year (and a Jamo Gang LP next month), and these songs became a collection to me that told a story, somewhat of a place that resides in my head through the current turmoil most of us are enduring.”
Gantiago is currently available on all streaming platforms. The lead single “Retaliation” has already received regular airplay on DJ Premier‘s “Live from Headqcourterz” on Shade 45 (Sirius XM), as well as “Rap is Out of Control” on Sirius/XM. The project is digitally distributed via Soulspazm Music.