Harlem resident and flame spitting emcee Dave East has released a new track titled “No Hook” featuring Don Q and G Herbo. “No Hook” is exactly what you think. This doesn’t follow the template of a structured song. There’s no hook, just relentless street lyrics. These emcees trade rhymes, creating one continuous, cohesive verse. It reminds me of crew tracks like Wu-Tang’s “Triumph”, or more recently “Synergy” off of Jadakiss’ LP “Top 5 Dead Or Alive”. The drums bang and go well with the tickling piano melody. There is some cool use of filters on the track as well.
If this doesn’t make you emcees want to jump into a cypher and get your rhyme on, I don’t know what will.
What’s your favorite crew track?