By now, if you haven't been completely off the grid, you've already heard. If you have eyes, ears and any basic knowledge of hip-hop, you already know we lost a true legend in the art, a father, a husband, and a good friend to many just under a week ago. If you want to read incredible tribute pieces to P, i would suggest reading This and This. There are various tribute mixes available online, including Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg's, and Shade 45's Statik Selektah (Which hasn't been posted online at the time of this writing). Hell, even NPR did a piece on the prolific MC. The purpose of this post is to celebrate the fact that P went out the same way he came in: As an absolute beast on the microphone, as evidenced by this previously unreleased track, "Planet Apes," produced by PF Cuttin, which was unleashed yesterday by Rolling Stone, via Duck Down Music's SoundCloud page. I never knew P personally, though we shared many mutual friends. I knew him only as a fan of his impeccable body of work, from his days with BCC and Heltah Skeltah to his substantial solo career. But who could deny the technical rhyming ability and straight out screw-face inducing lyrics such as "Waco Texas/I'll eat your breakfast/Kick over the kid's stroller while i take your necklace." P!!!
If you would like to support P's family in their time of need, you can do so HERE.
P's "Songs In The Key Of Price" mixtape will be available 8/21/2015. Pre-order HERE.