“I’m beyond tired of all the politics, rappers with their gimmicks and following trends,” says Joell Ortiz. The result of that weariness is “Lil’ Piggies,” a cathartic track that the MC an opportunity to get a lot of things off his chest. The song starts with a fiery declaration—You Motherfuckers ready? I’m walking through this bitch with my machete—and it only escalates from there. Ortiz's challenges come paired with an unusual beat that combines off-kilter, ominous melody and supercharged squirts of bass.
Look for more Ortiz and !llmind on Human, a joint project due out July 17.