When rap fans want to hear purebred New York City rhymes, or what some consider “real rap,” we can always count on Brooklyn’s Joell Ortiz to do just that. Although he’s been fairly quiet in 2017, the Slaughterhouse member delivered new heat this week on his new song, “God Forbid.”
Over Heatmakerz signature soulful loops, Yaowa spits a mean onslaught of wordplay on the state of New York hip-hop, among other topics. “Real rap I’m hearing New York’s back/Like we left, like I ain’t always have New York’s back/Just for years bars wasn’t something New York backed/Now we trying to re-coupe like they bringing two doors bars (nah),” raps Ortiz on the track.
“God Forbid” comes just a few weeks after his insane “Rap Millionaire” track, which was produced by frequent collaborator, !llmind.
Maybe the Yaowa emcee is in album mode because his last solo album was released back in 2016 with That’s Hip-Hop. And in 2015, the veteran rhymeslinger released his full-length effort, Human.
Stream “God Forbid” below.