Freeload: City of God’s Son


Remember Prince Paul's A Prince Among Thieves? Kenzo Digital's concept album City of God's Son is a lot like that, except there is no song where Everlast raps as a racist cop. Instead, the project flips the idea of the hip-hop skit into an hour long drug narrative that casts Ghostface, Nas and Jay-Z as a trio of friends growing up together in New York. Nerds can hypothesize about what such a friendship might've been like (Rap Power Rangers?), but we're nerding out in the opposite direction by getting excited that the whole thing is narrated by the oft-sampled Fania legend Joe Bataan. Kudos to Kenzo for the dedication to plot structure and insane work ethic, too. They recommened listening all at once, at night, on headphones, but don't worry, there are plans to play the work, along with a video component in New York this summer.

Download: City of God's Son

Freeload: City of God’s Son