On "Incarcerated Scarfaces" Raekwon famously closed his classic verse with the line "real niggas lick shots, peace Connecticut," which always struck me as the most bizarre line on the record, despite a slew of prime-Ghostface verses and Cappadonna shouting out his dick size. That was 16 years ago.
Apathy's career is nearly the same age as Raekwon's classic album, but most of that time was spent writing conspiracy theory raps with Jedi Mind Tricks or battling the underground with the Demigodz. Older and wiser, Apathy is putting his city on his shoulders with "Peace Connecticut" off his upcoming Honky Kong record. The track is produced by Da Beatminerz, so you know it knocks. While, the Yankees apparel is rather odd, having "Connecticut" tattooed on your knuckles probably makes it OK, in his neighborhood.
Honky Kong is out now.