Gang Starr and J.Cole go back to the 1990s with their latest collab, Family and Loyalty. Vibrant visuals combine the NYC before the millennium’s turn with a vibrant community. The laid-back flow of Gang Starr represent the framework of this cut as J.Cole as a bit of intricate lyrics and rapid-fire patois to the mix. Together, these two distinct approaches make for one of the strongest rap cuts we’ve heard so far this year. Blending together a twinkling piano roll with a nuanced delivery in Family and Loyalty’s second half, Gang Starr ensures that this song will tumble around listeners’ brains for months after.
Gang Starr feat. J.Cole “Family and Loyalty” / Twitter /