“Monstah” F/ J. Lamour (listen/download)
Brooklyn rapper King Gamble hasn’t been on the site since last year. However, he’s back on the grind and working on a variety of new ventures. Among said ventures, is pushing a single off of his The Prelude mixtape. A review for the tape can be found here. The single Gamble selected to shine some light on is called “Monstah” and features fellow rapper J. Lamour. The production here is hot. It consists of a healthy bass, standout secondary elements, a fine rhythm, and a stern vibe. The hook is solid. The delivery is precise and the lyrics are open-and-shut. The verses are suitable. J. Lamour takes over the first portion of the song and King Gamble rules the second portion. Each artist supplies a charged flow, assertive wordplay, and rewarding rhymes. They do an honorable job of providing prime examples of what it means to be a beast on the mic. A couple of indelible lines from King Gamble include: “Fresh to death. Photo-shoot, I wore a suit to it. All black tux, shirt lavender. Killing all you watermelon n—as, no Gallagher. Ya boy rapping his a** off. Tomb-stoning fools like Kane with his mask off. Okay baby it’s go time. Competition’s on the back for my clothes line. No Ye, I’m a beast. I’m a monster.” Abundant bars being spit right there, especially the references. Overall, this is a delectable track.
**My Two Cents: I liked this record. I think it stacks up at about the same quality as the previously reviewed singles from the tape. Very happy to see King Gamble back in action. Rumor has it that he put his spin on another mainstream smash hit and has some visuals for it. Stay tuned to find out what that’s all about. And be sure to show King Gamble some love on Twitter as well. -MinM