On Survive, Black Lion is able to lay down some intense bars with a haunting backing beat. Punchy lyrics and smart wordplay unite with something that could easily have came out of early Kanye or J. Dilla production. The pair of features here (Testament & Ray Robinson) are able to add a little variety. Whether it be the R&B-tinged vocals or a flow that builds upon the work of mid to late-oughts rapper, Survive is one of those efforts that slaps. Indelibly imprinting itself upon listeners, Black Lion’s current single has wheels to ride out through the end of summer. Spin Survive below and let us know what you think.
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