City Paper is not for tourists
Forestville, Md., trio Gods’Illa is good for clever one-liners and gritty hip-hop with a message. So it’s no surprise that its triumphant new single, “Sal’s Pizzeria,” is a battle-ready zinger of memorable phrases and assertive lyricism.
“On the scene like Radio Raheem wit ya box/We outside of it, all these rappers is robots,” Acem raps over Joe D.‘s thumping, midtempo instrumental. (If you’ve seen Spike Lee‘s Do The Right Thing, you’ll get the references in the song title and the hook.)
And it sounds like there’s a chip on Gods’Illa’s shoulder. “It’s fucked up, they all think they’re ‘Pac Shakur/No thug in their blood, and their Pops is soft,” Powerful raps at the song’s onset.
Gods’Illa will release its CPR BlendTape (hosted by Erykah Badu) later this month. Until then, this track will have to suffice. Did I mention that Erykah Badu is hosting Gods’Illa’s new project? Yeah, that’s pretty dope.