MP3 of the Week: Blacastan Feat. Columbeyond, ‘The Martyr’

For any rap fan who's familiar with the larger musical canon, dopamine fires every time familiar classics are transformed into new rap masterpieces - as is the case here. To say that Hartford's lyric laureate Blacastan merely "flipped" Simon & Garfunkel's "The Boxer" does no justice to this irresistible interpolation. In his own words, Blac is "the messiah, with a crown of thorns made of barbed wire," set to resurrect sample-based glory with releases like his new Bladerunners-blended Master of Reality mixtape. As producer/MC Colombeyond says at the beginning, "Who gives a fuck if they can't clear it - this shit is crack."

DOWNLOAD: Blacastan Feat. Columbeyond, ‘The Martyr’ [MP3]

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