A whole year after Radamiz’ introspective Writeous dropped, the BK rhymer is back. Sure, he’s had several notable collaborations in the past year, including the standout verse on Latasha Alcindor‘s “Ol’ BK Soul,” but his core base has probably been fiendin’ for some solo flows, and he’s got them with “Thousand Chains Freestyle,” a track produced by Pro Era’s Chuck Strangers.
Chuck laced Radamiz with raw production, and the Mogul Club MC matched the vibes with heartfelt lyrics calling out perpetrating MCs and championing MCs “knowin’ that they gods but get treated like they garbage.” Whereas the archetype for lyricists would be to denigrate struggling peers, Radamiz identifies with their plight and lifts them up while an evocative vocal sample and crispy drums fuel his affirmations and visualizations of literally being born on the pavement because his mother hadn’t gotten to the hospital in time. Tupac wrote about the rose that grew from concrete, and Radamiz is one of those, continuing his legacy of inspirational, earnest content while building his own.
You can stream “Thousand Chains Freestyle“ below, and purchase from iTunes here.