As the New Jersey-based beatsmith, C.G. gets set to drop his forthcoming compilation EP, he connects with Ren Thomas and Bizarre (of D12) to craft the equally gritty and catchy â€œNever Sold Dope.â€
Thanks to C.G.â€™s raw and addictive production, the track is an immediate earworm built on a strong foundation of loops and slapping drums. Itâ€™s a sound that heâ€™s clearly perfected, and one that his guests are more than capable of taking advantage of. Both Ren and Biz are right at home over the crunchy instrumental as they deliver heavy doses of humor and bravado in their verses. And then thereâ€™s the beyond-catchy hook from Ren, whoâ€™s really showing off his chops as a well-rounded throughout â€œNever Sold Dope.â€
You can consider this your first sample from his new EP, ‘The Certified Genius,’ that drops next month and boasts features from the likes of Guilty Simpson, Rockness Monsta, Ca$his, and Twisted Insane, among others. The release also comes with instrumental versions of each track so listeners can dig deeper into C.G.â€™s gifts as a producer.
â€œNever Sold Dopeâ€ is available now through all major digital platforms, and can be purchased for instant-grat off the iTunes pre-order for The Certified Genius, which is due out May 15 via C.G. Productionz. The EP may also be pre-ordered through Amazon, Google Play and Bandcamp, the latter of which has t-shirts available with the single artwork in various colors. Merch may also be purchased online via C.G.â€™s online store: certifiedgenius.storenvy.com