Fifteen years ago, N.O.R.E. delivered a hell of a posse cut on behalf of his native New York City via “Banned From T.V.” Today, Hot 97’s Cipha Sounds and Drewski channel that same energy on “Banned From Radio,” featuring Maino, Bodega Bamz, Chinx, Troy Ave, Mack Wilds and City Boy Dee.
The new New York City collective take on a beat that’s in essence almost the same as the classic that inspired it. This should give Hip-Hop fans an indication of the Big Apple’s rising pool of talent. In fact, we’ve seen this pool of MCs band together a lot more as of recent.
Maino, Bodega Bamz, Chinx, Troy Ave, and Mack Wilds all appeared on stage at The LOX’s recent The Trinity EP release party. And you thought there wasn’t any unity in the NYC rap scene.
Hear “Banned From Radio” below.