We don't know much about Massachusetts producer Cyrus Tha Great, but after hearing "Crime and Punishment," we'll be on the lookout for his debut album, King Kong Ain't Got Shit On Me. Two weeks before the album release date (June 19), Cyrus has given us "Crime and Punishment," featuring one of the finest lyricists from the New York underground, Roc Marciano.
The track starts with a quote from the 1981 movie "Thief," a clip of a man threatening to grind up another's family into Wimpy burgers, and on that note, the only man we want rapping is Roc. Marci proceeds to lay down imaginative boasts that we might laugh at were he not so damn cool and collected.
On another note, the cover art is too ace to be ignored. Will y'all be copping King Kong Ain't Got Shit On Me?
Pimpin' is easy, hoes do the hard work
Niggas is greasy, smoke you for commerce
I put God first and let arms burst
Slaves hold umbrellas over me like Farnsworth