When you have so many elite emcees on one team, you’re bound to get a few golden collabs.
With the release of CES Cru’s 13, listeners were treated to yet another verbal slaughtering by way of Tech N9ne and CES on “It’s Over”. Although the track is a monster of a banger, it’s not the first time CES Cru has run into the Kansas City King on wax. Actually, this would make their fourth official collaboration.
So, staring down four stellar tracks of lyricism and dynamic delivery – seriously, the flows on all of them are pretty ridiculous, it’s time to see how they all stack up against one another.
From their first clash on Bad Season to CES Cru’s Strange Music debut, it’s all here.
Serving as their introduction to Strangeland, “Livin’ Like I’m Dyin'” enlisted CES to join Tech N9ne, Kutt Calhoun, and Krizz Kaliko for what seemed like the last day on Earth. Don’t get it twisted though, it was all smiles here as the emcees traded verses about going out high on life with drinks, women, and a sick tendency for murdering beats.
“Give It Up” – Bonus from All 6’s And 7’s
This may have been a Best Buy bonus, but everything about it was good enough to join the main tracks on All 6’s And 7’s. Recreating the raw atmosphere of a cypher, Ubiquitous and Godemis fired off some heavy bars on this collab that also brought in Lebowski for the opening. This is straight emceeing at its best.
There’s just not enough we can say about this track. Everything about it is BIG. Big sound, big verses, big everything. Traveling through Strangeland, Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko bump into CES Cru and what ensues is an exhibition in pure lyricism with fantasy serving as the backdrop.
This was a prelude to CES Cru’s official spot on Strange Music.
CES Cru’s coming out party hit at the stroke of 13 in Strangeland and once again, the four-headed monster struck with a sickening banger backed by Seven’s production. The flows were precise, intricate, and packed a punch as CES Cru, Krizz Kaliko, and Tech N9ne gave up one of the year’s biggest posse cuts.
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