I've known of this track's existence for quite some time now, but I've never had the chance to hear it until its official release – which was last night.
KingHellBastard is back, and for their latest single they take a stab at a going a bit more global than any of their previous releases. The new song, "Commercial Free," is a track produced by Norway's WhiteShadow, who is someone they've worked with before, and more notably it features a leading guest verse from Slaughterhouse's Joell Ortiz – who is signed to Eminem's Shady Records.
Ortiz, who has been around for quite some time, seems to have a soft spot for underground hip-hop artists in that you see his name popping up next to artists that aren't big-name acts quite yet.
The track itself is a slice of grime that echoes the feel created by the "Soundbombing" series, released through the much missed Rawkus Records.
"Commercial Free" is part of the next KHB album, "The War Room," which is slated to be released in December through Uni.Fi Records.
"The War Room" is also reported to feature Evan Christian, A-Biz, Elle Razberry and Pezzentino with production provided by The White Russian, Reason and The LMNtylst.
You can check out "Commercial Free" right here.
Born in Milwaukee and raised in the Milwaukee suburb of Brown Deer, Concordia University Wisconsin alumnus Poppe has spent the majority of his life in or around the city and county of Milwaukee.
As an advocate of Milwaukee's hip-hop community Poppe began popular local music blog Milwaukee UP in March 2010. Check out the archived entries here.
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