Smif-N-Wessun, also known as Cocoa Brovaz and Tek-N-Steele, are back with a new single that pays homage to their stomping ground, BKNY.
Together with fellow Brooklynites DJ Total Eclipse (X-ecutioners) on the cuts and Ran-Dee (Joint Adventure) on the beats, the New York natives come together to deliver a hard hitting 90’s Boom Bap throwback that transports you to the last car on a dirty, grimey subway car, that drops you straight to the rugged streets of Kings County. From Brownsville to Bed Stuy, all the way to Coney Island and Canarsie, and everywhere in between, this track draws inspiration from all the best and worst parts of what makes BK the iconic destination it is. The people. The history. The food. The sounds, smells, hardship, pain, beauty and culture.
Smif N Wessun uses them all to help paint a masterpiece upon the canvas created by Ran-Dee’s production. World champion turntablist, DJ Total Eclipse, adds the finishing touches and eventually drops us right on the blocks of Bed Stuy where Biggie Smalls honed his craft.
The single is complemented by a dope animated video created by rising star, Haus Riot, who has recently worked with the likes of Ill Bill, Onyx, Masta Ace, Snowgoons & more. Throughout the video you’ll catch props given to a small handful of the Hip Hop icons who came outta Brooklyn.