Today, we're pleased to premiere one for all the lyrical fiends out there. "Terminally Ill" finds veteran emcees Tech N9ne, Rittz, KXNG Crooked, Chino XL, and Statik Selektah joining forces, and as you might expect, the bars come out in abundance. Over an up-tempo beat, Chino XL kicks things off with a blistering verse, living up this reputation as one of the underground's stalwart lyricists. It's reminiscent of "Worldwide Choppers," with each emcee participating in a deadly game of one-upmanship. While Chino sets the bar high as hell, Crooked I follows suit with an insane verse, showcasing some clever lyrics and an absolutely ridiculous flow.
Tech N9ne comes through third, proving why he went from niche underground sensation to a globally recognized entity. Rittz closes things out with even more fire, rounding out the six-plus-minute epic with a bouncy double-time flow. Honestly, there are so many bars in this one, it would take a while to sift through all the quotables. If you're into the art of lyricism, do yourself a favor and check out this insane collaboration.
Speaking of which, the track is part of an upcoming collaboration from "Forever M.C," which serves to highlight some of the game's best lyricists. Check out the tracklist below, and stay tuned for the album to drop in full on March 30th.
- ‘Girls Gone Crazy’ feat. Snoop Dogg & Kurupt
- ‘Back On Our Shit’ feat. KXNG Crooked & Horseshoe Gang
- ‘Assassins Creed’ feat. Tech N9ne, Token & Passionate MC
- ‘King Kong’ feat. DMX, Royce Da 5'9", KXNG Crooked & DJ Statik Selektah
- ‘School’ feat. Lupe Fiasco, Talib Kweli, Hus Kingpin & Rozewood
- ‘Terminally Ill’ feat. Tech N9ne, KXNG Crooked, Chino XL, Rittz & DJ Statik Selektah
- ‘Vendetta’ feat. Ras Kass, Planet Asia, Chuck D & Bronze Nazareth
- ‘Bring It Back’ feat. E-40, Mod Sun & Chris Webby
- ‘Piranhas’ feat. Wu-Tang Clan
- ‘Loyalty’ feat. Kool G Rap, Chris Rivers, Cormega, KXNG Crooked & Whispers
- ‘Lights Out’ feat. Hopsin, Passionate MC & The Boy Illinois
- .’My Way’ feat. The Game & KXNG Crooked