Juice Crew alumni Kool G Rap and Big Daddy Kane have reunited for a brand new single titled ‘Fly Till I Die’. The new track was released at the end of last week, and it hears Kool G Rap and Big Daddy Kane taking turns to spit bars over a strong beat produced with old-school era nostalgia.
“We poppin’ Louis XIII corks / Some mean cloths, clean Porsch’ / Knockin’ bitches of your dreams off / Money in washing machines, boss / Little n*gga, come around when you finally climb up the beanstalk,” raps Kool G.
Big Daddy introduces himself with equally robust wording: “We all saw a path that was lucrative, sorta / Even though that’s how we know you usually get caught up / Trying to make a bird fly and move from his corner / And running with the rockets like the Houston kid Porter / Brooklyn shit, but y’all talkin’ Big / Nah, dawg, I’m talkin’ about hawk, dog, and pig.”
The new single comes as the first preview ahead of Kool G Rap’s upcoming album Last Of A Dying Breed, which also features contributions from Sean Price, AZ, 38 Spesh, NEMS, Royal Flush, and Vado.
The entire album was produced by Domingo and recorded and mixed at Sound On Sound in Montclair, New Jersey, the same studio where Biggie’s Ready To Die, Jay-Z’s The Blueprint and Kanye West’s Graduation were recorded.
Elsewhere, Kool G Rap is set to be inducted into the National Hip Hop Museum (NHHM) alongside Slick Rick, Diamond D, Whodini, UTFO and Chubb Rock. The induction ceremony takes place on Friday at Atlantucky in Atlanta, Georgia. A performance of ‘Fly Til I Die’ will close out the ceremony.
In an interview with NHHM’s founder and CEO Jeremy Beaver in May, Kool G Rap discussed another single, ‘Born Hustler’, which features AZ.
“It’s self-explanatory,” he says in the clip exclusively obtained by HipHopDX. “Certain people just got that in their genealogy, their genetics. I know of a lot of cats that just was hustlers, and hustlin’ don’t necessarily mean street game hustle. You can be a hustler and be a Wall Street hustler.
“Hustler is what you call go-getters. I classify myself as a go-getter. That’s what got me doing what I do. I didn’t just decide to rap and just got in the game, and it was simple as just that. It was a long grind until I fell into the right place at the right time, right people got their hands on me, and I got a situation going.”