Ever since 50 Cent opened the flood gates in infamous Southside Jamaica Queens it’s been nothing but smooth sailing from there. From Queens there has been the Queen Nicki Minaj and most recently in 2015 …. eight letters, two words , one meaning “821” (Get Money)
A three man rap group (@kkdadon821, @cblack_balla_821, @hoedyhoe ) All whom hail outta South Jamaica Queens Housing aka 40 Projects.
On Friday, Oct 7 2016 “821” debuted their 3rd project entitled “Against All Odds”. Popular for their exclusive hit single “Lobby“, 821 has had the streets across the World on Fiyyahhhh!
Against All Odds shows their evolution as individual artist and as a group, especially on one of my favorite tracks entitled “In my Lane” @kkdadon821 reminds you why He’s the Don in this era of HipHop which is why no matter what, KK is going to be relevant for years to come. Smooth lyricist and the centerpiece of 821 @cblack_balla_821 captivates ya ear drum with the chorus…
“I think bout it everyday.. I was taught to never be afraid why would I aim it for his leg when the power of the body is the Head, I don’t think nobody in my Lane seem like erybody started to change , headed to the paper on my wave…I’m just headed to the paper on my wave”
Cblack’s aura as an artist echoes Ruff Ryders, Drag-On with a mixture of The Lox; Styles P,Sheek Louch and Jadakiss. When you listen to Cblack, he expresses hisself in a way where you feel him on everything he spittin. Another dope track called What I’m Worth….Cblack states the reality of who he is in this rap game: “Imma show you what Im really worth, It could just get better or get worst, it could be a gift or be a curse…” then he gives some jewels, like respect my sh*T when he says ….
“I on’t even really care what they tryna say, right now I’m just focused on my business keepin commas straight. ..”
Get 2 the Bag, there will never be another Hoedy aka @hoedyhoe (#Hoegang) He opens the track with a small dialogue with the fans… “When you gettin money you just do wat da fuc you wanna do, feel wat I’m sayin… its young Niccas from da bottom! Ahhh it’s me Baby! 821 yall Niccas know wat to do…. I been gettin to dat bag…” music chimes in…. Hoedy Hoe is the ultimate ladies man peep the tag #Hoegang cause he gets all da hoes (insert smiley face) he also viewed as a great hook writer. 821 changed the musical climate in music especially in Queens. They are the new wave whether you agree or not, they are Trap music with New York flava since day one and the industry in my pwn opinion are too ignorant to acknowledge it hence the title of the mixtape … Against All Odds
Though we all have our own haters, 821 revitalized a whole new generation of new artistry to come out and be heard; why would “They” hate on that? Since the era of 50 Cent’s G-Unit, when have you heard such passionate word slayage like that of 821, with hard crushing beats and great musical flows?
On Against All Odds you have plenty great talents who contributed to this project like that of @ballem_bushgi (famous for Skrrr single ), @a2rbeatz, and mixed by Head Engineer of Dat0wn studios where the whole project was recorded at by “TearDropz” (@teardropz718 is the man behind 821 ask bout him!)… all of whom are from the Hidden Gem we call Queens…
Because of 821 we have @tytrilly_music (Trilly Season), @tango_821 (Thotty) , @hr_8bm (My Way), @roger_callmehandsome (Outta the Friends Zone), @lougotcash(Lifestyle Different) and the most anticipated artist to drop in November @mr821 “$tack$” (It’s Just Different)… there’s plenty more to name but those are just a few hailing from Southside Jamaica Queens… Against All Odds is out now on datpiff.com, spinrilla.com and Soundcloud.com. … follow them on social media @821music, @821films, @kkdadon821, @cblack_balla_821 and @hoedyhoe