Sean Price, Billy Danze & Maffew Ragazino – Land of the Crooks (Divided Souls Ent & DJ Pain 1 Remix) [audio]
Brooklyn: the name alone holds Godly. From Brownsville to Bed-Stuy, King’s County is home to many of Hip Hop’s most legendary emcees. Despite the borough’s recent overhaul, and its continued gentrification, let’s not get it twisted, BK is still as tough as ever, as Sean Price, Billy Danze, and Maffew Ragazino pledge their allegiance for the borough that raised them, on “Land of the Crooks.” The single originally appeared on the EP of the same title starring the Boot Camp Clik veteran, Sean Price, with Australia’s powerhouse producer, M-Phazes, on the boards. While the original version had the three emcees representing their borough pride over Phazes’ anthemic backdrop, Divided Souls Ent. & DJ Pain 1 take a more sinister approach, for a remix that fuses ominous organ riffs and a reworked scratch chorus featuring quotables from Hova, Digable Planets and 3rd Bass. Be sure to check out this take of “Land of the Crooks,” as well as nine other remixes from the Coalmine Records vaults with the release of ‘Remineded: A Collection of Old & New Remixes,’ which is set to drop on January 20th, 2015.