Left Hand – [Beast Coast]
New York has always been home to some bitter rivalries, but with the new generation of emcees, it’s all love! Case in point, Beast Coast. Comprised of Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies, and the Underachievers, Beast Coast brings together some of New York’s most talented emcees. After surfacing for a rare appearance here and there, the Beast Coast collective movement appears to be in full swing with the release of “Left Hand,” the first single off their upcoming album. Possee cuts always run the risk of “too many chefs in the kitchen,” but this squad (which also includes Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, CJ Fly, and Powers Pleasant), paces the virulent effort nicely, splitting time perfectly and seamlessly transitioning from one emcee to the next with each one taking a gritty, unapologetic approach. Despite so many moving parts, it’s clear they have quite the chemistry — at no point does it feel cramped or unnatural — which should make for one hell of an album. That said, make sure you stream this powerful new single at the link below and let us know what you think in the comments!