DMV trio Black Coal are back with a new mixtape: Ski Masks & Diplomas, their first full release since last November's THR-O-NE. The trio is comprised of Yung Heat, C.T., and Jayy Tu-Wize. They each have their unique rapping styles, but the whole tape rides along with a cohesive feel, and it's easy to see these guys have been rapping together for a long time.
Ski Masks & Diplomas shows us a nuanced view of the DMV, exploring the conflicting dichotomies that Black Coal have had to live with. The 11-track release is full of deep wordplay, conceptual experiments, and, most importantly, bars filled with raw emotion. The eclectic beats come from a range of producers including Penacho, Tone Jonez, and Kid Flash.
Download Ski Masks & Diplomas, and tell us if you're rocking with the DMV trio.
01. Intense (Feat. Eastman Osborne) (Prod. By Penacho)
02. Regrets (Prod. By Tone Jonez)
03. No Rulez (Prod. By Nate J)
04. Meteor Shyt (Prod. By Superstaar)
05. Solo Dolo (Prod. By Prodlem)
06. DMNDS (Prod. By Lege Kale & Tek.Lun)
07. Trappin (Prod. By Taz Taylor)
08. Color Purple (Prod. By Pitt ThaKiD)
09. Unwind (Prod. By Jai Snipes)
10. Working On It (Prod. By Kid Flash)
11. Deep (Prod. By RASCAL)