Album: 14 Karat Canvas (The Gallery Art EP)
Released: June 14, 2012
Prepare for full metal jacket raps with hollow point tips. It’s more than gold shells dropping out the chopper when Tristate spits, it’s that Gold Chain Military shit to make you double check your supreme mathematics and go out like the last Mohican.
The Gallery Art EP is worth more than 14 karats. Flooded with gemstones, expect exquisite scripts like Samarian scrolls over spine-tingling beats. Featuring production from Oh No, Chase N. Cashe, Twiz The Beat Pro and more, it’s a mix of soul, boom bap and a new age twist that keeps things from sounding dated.
Metal Palms gets militant as FOI bowties and a reformed Detroit Red on “Bullets Over Ballots”, then waxes the starbucks macchiato raps on “The Coffee Break”.
war ready, machete
shots from the shotgun of the chevy
quicker than andretti
on some cross town rival shit
dead on arrival
for lacking your survival kit
my city hard nosed, gully and grit
to say the least
full of hardcore bloods and crips
we the last of the real true and livin’
the fashion of real true religion
preach with a vengeance
from the pulpit to the prison…
- Tristate on “Survival Syndrome”
Stand out cuts include “Crown The King” and “Cali Champs” (featuring Planet Asia, Minus One & Miracle), but with only 8 tracks on the EP and features from Phil The Agony, Ras Kass, Chali 2na, and more, it’s hard for the god to miss on this project.
And really this is just an appetizer as GCM gears up to drop the Du Rag Dynasty Clique album with The Alchemist behind the boards. Plus keep an eye out for the 24 karat canvas project Tristate is about take out of his jewelry box.
Make sure you download this free release at wanderingworx.bandcamp.com
-you know ya man’s Drop Jewelz