Never question the depths at which Kay Slay operates. This morning, the resident NYC gunslinger forwarded his copy of “They Want My Blood” with Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne, a single that he hopes will re-animate his charge as a viable recording artist. Even Weezy’s verse speaks to feeling underappreciated on some level. He begins with: “they want me dead, I want they names/they say I’m washed up ’cause I hide all these stains.” The song only gets more progressive and gripping, from there on out.

“They Want My Blood” is set to take its place in the liner notes of Kay Slay’s forthcoming compilation album, Hip-Hop Frontline, coming out on January 25th. He spoke to Complex about the single’s significance to the overlying project.

“Having Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes on this record was like the clash of the titans for me,” DJ Kay Slay says. “Two elite lyricists on the mic displaying their talents, neither worried about making a hit record; but instead make a dope record that can be talked about for years. Legendary!”

Outside of Busta and Lil Wayne, Hip-Hop Frontline is set to include contributions from the likes of Raekwon, Bun B, Dave East, Moneybagg Yo, Styles P, Jim Jones, Mozzy, Joell Ortiz, among others. Stay tuned for the drop, next Friday.

Quotable Lyrics:

They want me dead, I want they names
They say I’m washed up ’cause I hide all these stains.